Will the SEND and AP Improvement Plan improve the lives of 16-25 year olds with SEND?

So, at last we have a SEND and AP Improvement Plan. The big question now is: was it worth the wait? If you’re a 16 to 25-year-old with special educational …

WEBINAR RECORDING: Will the SEND Improvement Plan fix provision for disabled children and young people?

On March 15 2023, Special Needs Jungle held a webinar exploring the Department for Education’s long-awaited SEND Improvement Plan, something it describes as a “Transformation in SEND” Is it though? …

Will non-statutory National Standards improve SEND or just create confusion and more unlawful behaviour?

TONIGHT! LIVE WEBINAR: Will the Government’s “SEND Improvement Plan” fix SEND? Register here! The SEND Improvement Plan published by the Government on 2nd March was described in an excited press …

How does the the SEND Improvement Plan intend to create more accountability?

On 2nd March, the Department for Education finally published its plan to improve the SEND and alternative provision system. Over the next few weeks, SNJ will be looking at different …

New SENCO research questions the SEND Review’s “irresponsible” plans to downgrade the NASENCO award

with Dr Graeme Dobson, University of Birmingham We are anticipating the publication of the Department for Education very shortly. One of the major proposals was upskilling the SEND workforce, something …

SENDInTheSpecialists: The campaign to boost investment in the SEND specialist workforce grows, and how you can get involved

with Peter Just, Royal College of Speech and Labguage Therapists Last November we joined with a coalition of more than a hundred other SEND-related organisations to back a #SENDintheSpecialists campaign …

Serially flawed, frequently unlawful: DfE-ordered SEND “Rapid Improvements” still barely visible in England’s biggest council

“Every child and young person with special educational needs or disabilities should have access to high-quality services. Where a council does not meet their requirements to provide appropriate support for …

Leadership, strategy and EHCPs most significant weaknesses in England’s local area SEND Inspections (Part 1)

This article comes to you in two parts. The first, below, explores the statistics of Ofsted and CQC’s Area SEND Inspections from 2016-2021, and their subsequent revisits if an area …

Join our call for Education Secretary, Gillian Keegan, to PAUSE further SEND reform plans and PUBLISH the SEND Review responses now!

Christmas is upon us, but we have one more act for this year before we finish. We have decided to write a post directed at Gillian Keegan, Secretary of State …

The cruelest cuts that jeopardise disabled children’s life chances have become just another day for England’s SEND system

Laycock Primary School is a mainstream community school in the north London borough of Islington. It has a specialist SEN unit that supports deaf children – an unusually large unit, …

Help us help a SEND family this Christmas: Nominate to win an Amazon voucher or (if you can) donate to help more people!

++ This giveaway is now closed++ If you nominated, check your email and your spam ++ We’re pushing it for time a little, as winter lurgy has nearly defeated us… …

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