“Every learner matters and matters equally”. But in England’s education system, do they really?

with Mel Ainscow, Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Manchester Gill’s introduction: This year marks the 30th anniversary of the World Conference on Special Needs Education and the …

83% educators say SEND learners aren’t effectively supported to achieve, says 2024 Pearson school report

with Sharon Hague, Managing Director, School Assessment and Qualifications, Pearson For the last few years, the educational publisher, Pearson publishes its annual Pearson School Report, a survey of over 12,000 …

Depressingly awful data and our 2024 EHCP Hall of Shame reveal the sad state of disabled children’s education, with growing numbers out of school

Yesterday, the Department for Education (DfE) published its annual statistical summary of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) in England. This year, these figures will be put under a lot …

Uncovering the hidden truth about SEND safety valve agreements and how they’ll cut children’s SEND provision

Anything that calls itself the “safety valve intervention programme” is going to struggle to excite public interest. Perhaps that was the intention: create a bureaucratic-sounding programme in an obscure corner …

Research shows “critical information gaps” in most SEND local offer websites, including EHCP eligibility criteria

Research by Jacob Matthews, Kristine Black-Hawkins, Arina Basu, Andreea-Ioana Necula, Jonny Downs, Tamsin Ford, Jennifer Saxton The Local Offer was a provision of the Children and Families Act, now a …

School transport guidance update: How has your disabled child or young person been impacted?

With Cerebra, IPSEA, SOS!SEN and Contact. We’ve been hearing from many parents about the difficulties they’ve been experiencing trying to secure home-to-school SEND transport for their children with EHCPs, especially …

Parent carers protest as 92.3% say engaging with their local SEN Team was “actively detrimental to their mental health”

With CWaC SEND Accountability campaign group, Cheshire West and Chester Parent carers shouldn’t have to protest, they’ve got enough to do caring for their disabled children. But, angry at their …

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