Will these figures make councils think twice before forcing parents to the SEND Tribunal?

At the end of last week, the government published the detailed statistics from the Special Educational Needs & Disability Tribunal from September 2014-15, i.e the first year of the SEND …

National survey launched: Are SEND Further Education students getting the choices they deserve?

As you may know, the new Education, Health and Care plan extended the right to statutory protection for a young person’s special educational needs up to, if needed, the age …

Transferring to an EHC Plan: Why “managing family expectations” is the opposite of co-production

I’m anticipating the next school year with a good deal of trepidation, thanks to the new SEND system. Some day in the next couple of years, the vast majority of …

Day 4: The Flow Chart for if you disagree with SEN provision (or lack of it)

I think, somehow, that this might prove to be an oft visited post. While the government’s aims are for high quality SENCos to interpret the new SEND Code of Practice …

The new SEND system Flow Chart 3: Conducting an Education, Health & Care Assessment

And so, day three… You’ve applied for an assessment for your child’s special educational needs and lo! you get the go ahead from the local authority. What happens next? The …

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