I hope that you are all keeping safe and well and are coping with all the challenges that lockdown has given us. I am sure many of you are now back at school and living in your ‘bubbles’ and if you are not then you are continuing to support your pupils through home learning and regular catch-ups. I have been amazed at the way schools have gone the extra mile […]
In the last few weeks life has changed considerably for everybody but for those working in a school it has changed beyond recognition. At the beginning of next week it may all change again as we begin to see schools opening up to a larger group of children. There is so much speculation at the moment about is it safe to open? Will there be enough space in schools?
On Sunday 10th May the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, set out the government’s “route-map” for bringing everyone out of lockdown. There were an awful lot of ifs, buts and maybes and a great deal of ambiguity in what he announced especially around the re-opening of schools. On Monday 11th May the Government published its 60 page UK Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy(Roadmap) while the Department for Education (DfE) published two documents
I hope you all had a good half term. Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali are behind us and we are on the countdown to a General Election and Christmas. Although it is easy to reflect on what has happened in the world of SEND over the last half term it is far more difficult to predict what will be happening after December 12th. Watch this space! House of Commons Education
Welcome back to a new school year. I hope you have all had an enjoyable and restful summer and are fully prepared for the year ahead. In this back to school update I hope to bring you all the news, documents, policies and information that was published over the summer break. Major review on SEND announced On the 6th September the DfE announced they were going to carry out a
Welcome back – I hope you all had a relaxing half term and ready for the final push to the end of the school year. Statements of SEN and EHC Plans: England 2019 – DfE – May 30th This document outlines the statistics and analysis on statements of special educational needs (SEN) and education, health and care (EHC) plans in England based on census data collected in January 2019. Key
Some of you reading this will already be on your Easter break but many of you will be counting down the hours until Friday when you will get your well – deserved Easter holiday. I hope you all manage to get some rest and relaxation after a very long term. I have brought together the key SEND documents and information that have been launched this term (probably less than normal