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The new Children and Families Act is supposedly person (and family) centred, i.e. the child (and family) should be at the centre of all decisions made about them. The services and support should be what the child needs and not, … Keep Reading…

Anti-Bullying Week: Violent Bullying of SEND children widespread in England’s schools

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It’s Anti-Bullying Week this week. New figures show that 40% of young people in an ongoing research study of English schools said they had been bullied in the previous year. The catchily titled Longitudinal study of young people in England: … Keep Reading…

Seven Ways to Winter Wellness for your special needs child

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It’s that time of year when parents and carers of children with long-term health conditions begin to feel nervous. How do we ensure their wellness through the colder months? The germs are breeding, school is a viral soup and we begin … Keep Reading…

Trainee teachers rate SEN as one of poorest aspects of their training

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Learning how to teach children with special educational needs is one of the lowest-rated aspects of teacher training for primary school trainees, according to new statistics. The Newly Qualified Teachers Annual Survey 2014 reveals that of the 2,883 primary-trained NQTs in … Keep Reading…