SENsory Goodies for under £10

I’ve been enjoying some downtime in week number one of the three week stretch I have off. Yes, the “you’ve got six weeks off?!” and “you’re so lucky to have the summer off” are expressions which vex me and are somewhat a myth for many within FE; it’s actually one of our busiest times of … Continue reading SENsory Goodies for under £10

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Ofsted Insights and Disconnects

Last week I wrote about the new joint SEND Local Area inspections, particularly in reference to the commonality that the two outcome letters published to date share – capacity around diagnosis and support for children with autism. I experienced the third joint local area SEND inspection first-hand in my own local authority at the end … Continue reading Ofsted Insights and Disconnects

Autism and the Ofsted CQC Joint Local Area SEND Inspections

Last week saw the first two local area inspection letters released by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission since the publication of the joint inspection framework during the latter part of April 2016. Brighton and Hove and Bolton were the first areas to be inspected in May 2016 under the newly devised inspection which seeks to explore … Continue reading Autism and the Ofsted CQC Joint Local Area SEND Inspections

Inclusion: It’s in the DNA of every school, right?

The 1st September 2014 welcomed in the dawn of the biggest reforms in more that 30 years for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and the introduction of the Children & Families Act (2014) and the SEND Code of Practice have brought about unprecedented changes and statutory requirements. The Code of Practice reinforced the importance … Continue reading Inclusion: It’s in the DNA of every school, right?