This is a (sort of) quick post to wish you all a Merry Christmas.
We're taking a break from all-new posts until the New Year to reflect on what we've achieved in 2014 and what we aim to do in the coming year. It's been a pretty amazing year with becoming a fledgling, non-profit social enterprise and working with the government on our hugely popular new SEND system flow charts among many other things.
We want to increase our content but we can't do it without your help. If you'd like to tell your parent story or talk about your group or service or shout about good practice, we really want to hear from you. Email me, Debs, and Ange. (NOTE: If you're a for-profit enterprise, there is a charge for this, of course, to fund our forthcoming SNJ Academy activities)
Next year, we'd love to hear from you more in our comments. I know many of you think you don't know enough to add anything, but that's just not true. You are SEND parents so you're experts at this too and your comments always make our day.
Just some thank yous now: to my partners in SNJ, Debs Aspland & Angela Kelly. To our wider SNJ team, Hayley Goleniowska, Renata Blower. To my fab work assistant, Charlotte Colley and my wonderful home PA/assistant, Sophie Orange (who I truly couldn't manage without and neither could Leo the labradoodle)
To Jane McConnell of IPSEA for all her time, expertise and counsel. To our other columnists, Helen & Elizabeth, of SpeechBlog who never let me down, to Charlie Mead, for his passionate posts, and to our new columnists, Malcolm and Lorraine. To all our guest posters.
To Susie, Stephen and to our husbands who put up with us, Marco, Chris & John (and to Bob G too)
And to you for reading and coming back to read some more and especially for sharing posts to others..
THANK YOU & MERRY CHRISTMAS
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