Here at SNJ, we talk quite a bit about politics and, specifically, SEN reform. The reforms to the SEN system are due to be implemented from September 2014; earlier if your LA is a pathfinder champion If you have a … Keep Reading... →
Tricia Neal's insight:
A page of links to articles about the SEN reforms from the Special Needs Jungle site
Added 04/01/14 From August 2013, Lorraine give a wide ranging, engaging view of education and special needs at that point, which has not yet changed very much. It is aimed at practicing SENDCO, senior leaders and people working with children with special needs. In particular she lays out the implications for teachers and teaching. All teachers are teachers of all children, it is their responsibility to provide an inclusive education. Inspections will focus on this.
From about 12 min on all about school and classroom implication, OFSTED implications around 15 min and 16 min.
At about 20.41 min phonics and responsibility for reading.
Reforming the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25 in England.
Tricia Neal's insight:
The code explains the duties on schools to:
provide reasonable adjustments for disabled pupilsprovide auxiliary aids and services to disabled pupils
This code was laid before Parliament on 11 June 2014. It must be approved by Parliament before it comes into force on 1 September 2014. It will help put into place wide-reaching reforms to the SEND system for children and young people aged 0 to 25 in England. The code provides statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 and associated regulations.
The current code of practice remains in force until 1 September 2014.
The government response to our consultation on the special educational needs (SEN) code of practice and regulations is also available.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 set out the detailed requirements on local authorities, schools, colleges and others towards children and
Added 06/01/14 Lorraine Peterson OBE, Educational Consultant offers some notes on the Draft SEN Code ofPractice as of December 2013. Short and to the point, worth reading alongside other information available.
Jane McConnell is chief executative of IPSEA, Independant Parental Special Educational Advice. This group provides legal advice for parents seeking to get the best education for their child with special needs. Speaking at the 2013 Nasen conference she looks at what the changes in SEN Law mean in practice for schools. Although aimed at SENDCO and school leadership there is some invaluable information for the teacher in here.
"The Better Communications Research Programme (BCRP) was a 3 year research programme, part of the government's response to the Bercow Review of provision for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, published in July 2008."
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