What the evidence says about the 13 crucial areas for quality in Alternative Provision

with Dennis Simms, IntegratED Hub Lead The SEND Review Green Paper places great emphasis on including alternative provision within a “single system” with mainstream and special schools. The DfE want …

#SENDReview: Downgrading SENCO training is a mistake but protected time must be mandatory

with Tristan Middleton, University of Gloucestershire & chair, LLSCIC. Under the SEND Code of Practice, SENCOs must be gain a Masters-level NASENCO award within three years of taking the role. …

Déjà vu: How will the #SENDReview end the over-promising and under-delivering cycle of support for disabled children?

As you have seen, SNJ are unpicking the detail and supporting parents to have a voice throughout the SEND Review Green Paper consultation. Much is laudable in the SEND review, …

We don’t need ”fundamental SEND reform”. Just sharpen the teeth of the legal system we already have.

Getting the Children’s Minister’s attention at a webinar this week attended by 200 parents of children with SEND was an excellent opportunity to give him an unmediated insight into our …

Brian Lamb: Will the SEND Review Green Paper deliver lasting improvements for disabled children and families?

SNJ note: Prof. Brian Lamb OBE’s Lamb Inquiry in 2009 sparked the last SEND Reforms Green Paper. We’re delighted he’s here on SNJ to give his thoughts on what’s gone …

£93 million more in SEND funding for respite, supported internships and making LAs do what they’re supposed to

We seem to have a tale of two governments at the moment or perhaps we are flipping between parallel universes. In one, the government is in a chaotic, cannibalistic mess …