Stress-free Holiday Tips: Planning travel with special needs children

It’s that time of year when Christmas seems a distant expensive memory and the days are temptingly beginning to draw out. Yet we still have months of damp and cold ahead of us, the viruses show no sign of waning … Keep Reading…

Carter Review makes recommendations to improve SEND teacher training

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We mentioned in a post late last year that a consultation was being carried out into Initial Teacher Training and hope that many of you had an opportunity to contribute. The report,  the Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) headed by … Keep Reading…

SEND reform feedback needed! We’ll give it directly to the Minister.

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We have a little trip to the Department for Education this coming week. We’d like to take some direct parental feedback of the reforms. We’d also like direct feedback from teachers, practitioners, LA staff and health/social care providers as we … Keep Reading…

Nice to tweet you.. The SNJ Twitter philosophy

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We get lots of new followers on Twitter every week, which is obviously pretty fab. And I’m guessing that they would all like us to follow them back. But we don’t follow everyone back and for lots of different reasons. As … Keep Reading…

Life with a rare facial difference: Kaddy’s story of living with Apert syndrome

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I’ve recently been helping a new rare disease organisation get off the ground. Elijah’s Hope was already helping families who have children with disabilities in the South West of England. However its founder, Kaddy Thomas, also wanted to help other … Keep Reading…

Perplexed by the new SEND rules? Jane has more answers to your legal agony.

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Our lovely Legal Agony Aunt service that we bring you in collaboration with Jane McConnell, CEO of the brilliant legal charity, IPSEA is proving popular, parents and advocates alike are really enjoying the opportunity to ask questions in this manner. With the … Keep Reading…

The SENCo campaigning to #CountMeIn over SEND school funding

Twitter has a thriving community of teachers, SENCos, school leaders and many other education professionals. Lots of them, I’m pleased to report, are following us @SpcialNdsJungle One mainstream secondary SENCo we follow is the interestingly named @AspieDeLaZouch, who, as the handle … Keep Reading…