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  • Coronavirus and SEND Survey Report

    Coronavirus and SEND Survey Report

    The Special Needs Jungle decided to carry out a Coronavirus and SEND survey after hearing parental accounts of risk assessments being utilised by schools during lockdown, to prevent children with SEND returning to school. They wanted to determine how widespread this was, as well as other experiences of families mid-pandemic. Their report claims that many families received little or nothing from their child’s school and that 75% of schools ignored Government risk assessment guidance during the lockdown, with parents and young people often left out of the risk assessment process.

  • Sheffield Sets Out its Commitments to Children and Young People with SEND

    Sheffield Sets Out its Commitments to Children and Young People with SEND

    Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group have published the ‘Sheffield Inclusion Strategy’ setting out their commitments to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) . The local area SEND inspection in November 2018 identified significant weaknesses.

  • Let's get the Language Right in School

    Let's get the Language Right in School

    In preparation for the introduction of Mental Health classes in schools form September 2020, Mental Health Today have produced a glossary of terms to highlight how the language used around mental health can affect discussions about it. They say that many expressions seen in plans for mental health classes are at best problematic and could be at worst deeply damaging.

  • Sheffield Council Want your Views on Post 16 and Home to School Travel and Transport Policies

    This is your chance to give your views on both Sheffield City Council’s new Home to School policy and the Post-16 policy. Please note the different deadlines for feedback.

  • Watchdog Inspection Finds Grave Weaknesses in SEND Practice in Sheffield

    A joint inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission found that special educational needs reforms announced in 2014 have not been implemented consistently and that children and young people are not being supported well enough by social care, health and education professionals in Sheffield.

  • Questionnaire About Accessibility Plans In Schools

    The Alliance For Inclusive Education (ALLFIE) has launched a questionnaire which aims to find out the views of parents and education professionals about Accessibility Plans and whether they are effective in supporting disabled pupils’ inclusion at school. The survey closes at the end of February.

  • Families in Surrey Challenge Cuts To Special Education

    A group of children with special educational needs and their parents have launched a legal battle to challenge planned cuts which they say will affect them. The families from Surrey have taken their case to the High Court in a bid to stop their local council taking £21m off their budget for services to disabled children.

  • Looking Back At The Teaching Of Disability History

    The University of Sheffield’s history department is hoping to build an educational resource about disability finding out what people learnt about the British Empire and disability history in general, during their education. Senior lecturer Dr Esme Cleall would love to hear from you if you’d like to contribute your viewpoint.

  • School transport policies must not fail young adults with disabilities

    The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman issues a warning to local authorities, following an investigation into Lewisham council’s failure to provide transport for a young disabled adult attending college.

  • Hydrocephalus Education Seminar

    Teaching professionals and members of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) service are invited to a seminar on Wednesday October 17th at the Sheffield offices of Irwin Mitchell, organised by national charity Shine, about the effects of hydrocephalus on children’s learning and behaviour. Places are limited so early booking is advised.

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