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Teacher Handbook: SEND, published 14.12.21

Teacher Handbook: SEND This handbook has been developed by NASEN and Whole School SEND as a resource for teachers to use over time as they embed inclusive practice in their classrooms: it is not intended that it is read cover-to-cover. It has been written for both primary, secondary and specialist colleagues: teaching assistants, teachers, senior leaders and headteachers. The handbook includes whole-school and whole-class approaches as well as subject-specific and condition-specific guidance. They have [...]

By |2022-01-14T12:05:39+00:00January 14th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Blog Post Part 2: Reading Fluency, Why Assessment Matters

A Reading Fluency Intervention in the UK, 2021 By Dr Paula Williams, Educational Psychologist, Psychology4Learning Ltd (PDF of this Blog Post, including charts) Study details This study evaluated a 12 week intervention delivered by regular teaching staff as a whole class, to assess whether it could make a difference for 8-9 year old children. The study included 103 students from two Local Authority schools and five teaching staff. Both schools were rated as outstanding [...]

By |2021-11-17T14:27:30+00:00November 17th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Blog Post Part 1: Reading Fluency, Why Assessment Matters

Reading Fluency: Why Assessment Matters By Dr Paula Williams, Educational Psychologist, Psychology4Learning Ltd This blog is based on a doctoral study undertaken at University College London (2014-20). Thirty years as an Educational Psychologist in the UK and I am still routinely asked how to help children who are struggling to learn to read. The UK’s illiteracy rates are high (around 20% for school leavers at ages 11 and 18) and have been for decades. I [...]

By |2021-11-17T14:08:45+00:00August 27th, 2021|News|0 Comments

SEN Magazine, free online

The May / June 2021 issue of Special Educational Needs (SEN) Magazine is free to download this month. It covers a wide range of subjects including: SEN law Speech and language update Effective Leadership Student-centred learning Visualising date Dyslexia and prejudice Fostering Language through play Developmental Language Disorder Fitness Sleep Autism and school refusal Tech/ICT EHCPs Mental Health and wellbeing Pandemic Food and Diet Self directed learning Long-term disability Recruitment

By |2021-05-26T15:23:18+01:00May 26th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Number of EHC Plans 2021

On 13th May, 2021, the Department for Education published their annual statistical summary of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) in England for 2020-21. This publication provides data on children and young people with an education, health and care (EHC) plan in England and, historically, for those with a statement of special educational needs (SEN). Data is presented for both the caseload as at January 2021, for example the number of EHC plans, and [...]

By |2021-05-26T15:23:50+01:00May 26th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Increase in registered SEN appeals, up 13% compared to 2018/19

Increase of 13% in SEN appeals compared to 2018/19 In the academic year 2019/20 HMCTS tribunals recorded 7,900 registered appeals in relation to SEN, an increase of 13% when compared to the prior year. In the same period, 6,700 SEN appeals were disposed of, an increase of 14% on 2018/19. The increase in appeals registered is likely a continued effect of the 2014 SEN reforms which introduced Education Health and Care plans (EHC) and [...]

By |2020-12-21T11:36:13+00:00December 21st, 2020|News|0 Comments

The National Tutoring Programme for schools is open

The National Tutoring Programme The National Tutoring Programme is a government-funded, sector-led initiative to support schools to address the impact of Covid-19 school closures on pupils’ learning. From the 2020-21 school year, the National Tutoring Programme will make high-quality tuition available to state-maintained primary and secondary schools, providing additional support to help pupils who have missed out the most as a result of school closures. There is a substantial attainment gap between pupils from [...]

By |2020-12-21T11:38:33+00:00December 21st, 2020|News|0 Comments