Tania writes: I am often contacted by desperate parents searching for help with finding the special needs solutions for their children. It’s something that Helen Renouf never imagined herself having to do. She had never had to worry about ...―
The Children and Families bill, issued in draft form last year, has just been published. Within this bill are the reforms to the way special educational needs are provisioned, including the replacement of the statement with a single Educational,...―
I have some exciting news for Special Needs Jungle for 2013! In 2012, the site really took off and now covers a much wider range of issues about special needs and disabilities, thanks to the many fantastic guest posts that people have kindly...―
Many parents find themselves in the position, as they try to secure a statement for their child with special needs, of having to go to Tribunal when they cannot reach an agreement with their local authority about provision. This is, always, a very...―
The last week has been really hectic with my boys going back to school and a huge workload, but I’ve just been prompted by a blog comment to write about just who will be responsible for SEN and the draft bill following the reshuffle. Rather...―
The draft SEN bill is now out and is will undergo pre-legislative scrutiny by the Education Select Committee. The committee last week issued a call for evidence with their cut off being noon on 11 October, but considering the questions being ...―
Hope your summer is going okay! We’re just back from Italy where we were devoured by relentless mosquitos day and night. Just thought you might like to read this pdf of the June 20th Select Committee on SEN at which Sarah Teather spoke about...―
Statistics published by the Department for Education today show that pupils with statements are nine times more likes to be permanently excluded from school than those pupils without any SEN. Meanwhile, the number of pupils with statements of SEN...―
I’ve just watched the Education Select Committee on SEN – the Next Steps and many of the concerns raised mirror the points I raised in my presentation at the Towards a Positive Future Conference. Sarah Teather, in her part of the...―
There’s a story about SEN in the Daily Telegraph today “Can 20 per cent of schoolchildren really have special needs?” by Peter Stanford. It’s already attracted lots of comments, some informed, others somewhat less so, shall ...―
One thing that’s become very familiar in the last few years, both personally and from reading your comments and emails, is how outragously hard it is to get the right medical and psychological support for ASD children and their families. Our...―
The last year has been eaten up dealing with special educational needs. For a whole year we fought for a statement for Violet, we attended meetings, assessments, read reports. We heard things about our daughter no parent wants to hear, and we said...―
So last week I was craving a salad and I remembered what an amazing salad I had once at ...
After attempting to accept her fate in the strange fishbowl world, Kendíka decides ...
I just like to say “Shopability”! But retailers today need to be able to say ...