SEN Reforms

Here at SNJ, we talk quite a bit about politics and, specifically, SEN reform.

The reforms to the SEN system are due to be implemented from September 2014; earlier if your LA is a pathfinder champion

If you have a child with a statement or on any level of SEN, you need to know about this and below we have gathered all the posts we’ve written about SEN reform and politics.

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Dreaming Spires Await – but with no Disabled Students’ Allowance

dreaming spires

I’ve been writing, nay, banging on, for some time about the way Higher Education students have been left out of the SEN reforms and the new Education Health and Care plan. The new special educational needs system is supposed to … Keep Reading…

Personal Budgets and other SEN and Disability stories


Even though schools are closed for Easter, the Department for Education is still hard at work and managed to publish the Regulations for the new Personal Budgets to go along with the new Education, Health and Care Plans on Friday. … Keep Reading…

Risks and opportunities in the new SEN system

By Claude Covo-Farchi from Paris, France (Une étoile est née) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Children and Families Act is finally here, delivered by the stork The Department for Education with high hopes and expectations. There are many fine aspects to this Act and even the SEN part with which we are concerned, is generally … Keep Reading…

The Children and Families ACT is born

© Department for Education

Down at the Department for Education, the collective breath of expectant Ministers and civil servants was being held. Then, a cry sounded as news filtered through.. a joyous birth… It’s an Act! The Children and Families Bill  was fertilised as … Keep Reading…