SURVEY: Does your child have all their SEND provision back? What’s your family’s experience been this term?

Government guidance for the autumn school and college term 2020 is “everyone in”. Only, that’s not the reality for many children and young people with SEND. As we’ve already covered …

Coronavirus and SEND Education: 75% of schools ignored Government risk assessment guidance during the lockdown

During most of June 2020, Special Needs Jungle offered a survey of to our readers, to ask them about some of the aspects of support their children with special educational …

SNJ In Conversation: What legal rights do disabled children
have left under the Coronavirus Act?

In Conversation with Steve Broach, public law barrister We wouldn’t normally churn out another episode of In Conversation so quickly, as it’s quite a big undertaking to produce. But with …

Launching “SNJ In Conversation” First episode: Coronavirus and Disabled children’s mental health

Today we’re launching a new feature: SNJ “In Conversation”. It will feature both videos and podcasts where one or more of the SNJ team interviews someone about an interesting or …

Coronavirus: Disabled children’s education rights must be restored now, before any formal return to school

This week Boris Johnston announced that schools may start reopening to certain year groups again from June 1st. Around 80% of schools have remained open to “vulnerable” groups (disabled children with …

“Show me the evidence” Part 2: The questions parents should ask about SEND assessment and provision

With Dr Jane Hood, Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist and Educational Psychologist & Rob Webster, Associate Professor,Centre for Inclusive Education, UCL Institute of Education In part one of this blog, we explained …

“Show me the evidence” Part 1: Why parents are pivotal to driving evidence-based practice in SEND

With Dr Jane Hood, Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist and Educational Psychologist & Rob Webster, Associate Professor, Centre for Inclusive Education, UCL Institute of Education Tania’s note: Today we have the first …

“Forget the Health and Care and just call them Education Plans”: SENCOs’ perspectives on EHCPs

New research from the Centre for Research in Autism and Education has explored what SENCOs think about Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans, The full research article by Laura Crane, Deputy …