- Is Ofsted a “force for good” in improving the education of SEND learners?
Ofsted’s draft Education Inspection Framework and School Inspection Handbook are currently out for consultation. An Ofsted inspection is a critical… Continue reading »
- School leadership and SEND ignorance
In an earlier SNJ blog in 2015 I wrote about the critical role of the SENCO in schools. The SEN… Continue reading »
- Putting Social, Emotional and Mental Health at the top of our schools’ agenda
At Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), where I'm Executive Director for SEND and Inclusion, we’ve been thinking about Social, Emotional and… Continue reading »
- What the Government’s SEND statistics mean for children
In my December blog I shared that I would follow up on the government’s SEND figures for schools. These are released… Continue reading »
- Do Academies turn away children with Special Needs?
In an article on 3rd January, The Independent reported comments from Anna Feuchtwang, Chief Executive of The National Children’s Bureau, regarding,… Continue reading »
- Are things looking up for children’s Social, Emotional and Mental Health services?
Every child in England designated as having a special educational need (SEN) will have a primary need falling under one… Continue reading »
- Shining a light on outstanding work in speech and language
Tania's note: Malcolm has escaped from the usual Friday columnist slot to reflect on a wonderful awards ceremony that he… Continue reading »
- A labour of love to create an accessible Algarve holiday centre
One of the many challenges that parents and carers of children with disabilities and/or special educational needs face is finding… Continue reading »
- The role of the SENCO: what do you need to know?
The SENCO has a critical role to play in ensuring that children with special educational needs and disabilities within a… Continue reading »
- Rapid & radical training for all teachers in SEN is key to improving outcomes
We're really pleased that SNJ is attracting many more teaching professionals and other SEND practitioners to our readership. In the… Continue reading »
- Fight Club must end, collaboration is the way forward: a SEND Director’s perspective
Earlier in the year I went with Angela to the London Leadership Strategy conference where I was speaking on a panel… Continue reading »