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‘We’re not problems,’ Send youngsters tell MPs

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The Guardian view on special educational needs: segregation is not the answer

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The school where pupils learn to DJ

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Commissioner will investigate special needs education

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More special needs children taken out of schools to be home educated than ever before


Autistic and starting uni!

Hannah Louise, a member of the FLARE disabled children and young people’s group, gives her top tips for young people with autism who are looking to go to uni.’


Relationships and sex education: Ensuring inclusion for pupils with SEND

‘As part of statutory relationships and sex education, schools will need to ensure that the needs of children with SEND are met.’


Disabled Access Day 2019 – You and Somewhere New

“On Saturday 16 March we are taking part in the national Disabled Access Day 2019 and opening our doors to disabled people and their families.”

Christopher Wren and visitors at Disabled Access Day


Education secretary Damian Hinds attacks schools that ‘off-roll’ special needs pupils to improve league table rankings

‘I want to be clear right now – this is not okay. Special educational needs pupils are not someone else’s problem’

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/damian-hinds-special-educational-needs-school-exclusions-offrolling-send-a8434791.html

Education secretary Damian Hinds has condemned schools that use backdoor exclusions to get rid of vulnerable children


Vulnerable children at risk of becoming ‘lost in digital space’, report warns

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/vulnerable-children-risk-lost-digital-space-safety-education-internet-matters-a8783971.html

By the time they've reached the age of seven, children will have spent an average four hours a day in front of the screen, compared to one hour a day playing outside (Peter Byrne/


Sunshine & smiles 21 co Gallery & Cafe

https://www.headingleyleeds.com/eat-blog/2019/1/9/21-co-gallery-and-coffee-shop

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No more PIP assessments for people with Life long disability or conditions

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/no-more-pip-assessments-for-people-with-life-long-disability-or-conditions?bucket=&source=whatsapp-share-button

No more PIP assessments for people with Life long disability or conditions


 

Councils call on government to increase funding after thousands of children with special needs left without school places

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/councils-letter-damian-hinds-school-funding-children-special-needs-places-unions-a8403326.html

Thousands of children with special needs are not in school because of funding pressures, councils and unions say


Disabled children ‘shut out of playgrounds’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35650651

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Special needs overspend in eight out of 10 councils

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-47058309

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The colourful ‘pods’ helping special needs children go to school

https://www.specialneedscommunity.co.uk/news/

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Too many parents of special needs children are being let down

https://metro.co.uk/2018/12/04/many-parents-special-needs-children-let-8208817/

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What does SEND stand for?

https://metro.co.uk/2018/12/19/what-does-send-stand-for-8263792/


M&S launches ‘easy dressing’ range for children with disabilities

https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/25/ms-launches-easy-dressing-range-for-children-with-disabilities-7977354/


Café Hires People Living With Down Syndrome And Pays Them National Living Wage

http://www.pretty52.com/life/real-life-charity-cafe-hires-people-with-down-syndrome-20190121

Café Hires People Living With Down Syndrome And Pays Them National Living Wage


Support for children with special needs is too ‘disjointed and inconsistent’, Ofsted report warns

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/special-educational-needs-children-school-pupils-ofsted-annual-report-send-a8666141.html

Pre-school Learning Alliance of Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman


Special needs pupils ‘spend years out of school’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-46241852

Boy sitting by school lockers


Thousands of children with special needs do not have school places amid crisis in education funding, union warns

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/special-educational-needs-school-funding-cuts-national-education-union-neu-a8282816.html

The lack of funding was also blamed for an increase in physical and verbal abuse against teachers by pupils with special needs


Report reveals systemic failings in SEN system

https://senmagazine.co.uk/news/sennews/sennews/report-reveals-systemic-failings-in-sen-system


Thousands of children missing out on support for diagnosed special educational needs in England is a “national scandal”, Ofsted has said.

bbc.co.uk/news/education-46400397

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How a parent held her council to account for its SEND failures

How a parent held her council to account for its SEND failures


MP Enjoys Insightful Visit To LVS Oxford School For Children With Autism

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Support for special educational needs children faces potential deficit of

£536m, councils warn

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/special-education-needs-children-funding-cuts-government-association-a8634041.html

The services in England for special educational needs face a projected shortfall of £536m, report warns


Excluded children and parents should be protected by ‘bill of rights’, say experts

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/school-exclusions-children-behaviour-special-needs-parents-bill-rights-a8309046.html

 


Enabling technology for dyslexic learners

https://senmagazine.co.uk/home/articles/senarticles-2/enabling-technology-for-dyslexic-learners


Improving university access for care leavers

https://senmagazine.co.uk/news/sennews/sennews/improving-university-access-for-care-leavers

 


Schools don’t need ‘little extras’, Philip Hammond. They need proper funding

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct
/30/schools-little-extras-philip-hammond-funding-teacher
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A teacher next to a pile of classroom books. 

Families go to high court to

oppose Hackney’s SEN cuts

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/oct/31/families-go-to-high-court-london-to-challenge-hackney-council-sen-special-educational-needs-cuts

Headteachers march through London to demand an end to budget cuts in schools.


Ofsted must do more for

special needs children

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/dec/06/ofsted-must-do-more-for-special-needs-children

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Autistic Student Told He Would

Never Take Exams Celebrates

Excellent GCSE Results At LVS

Hassocks

http://www.specialneedsuk.org/news-events.asp?id=85