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Panorama Programme – Fighting for Education

September 24th 2020

In case some haven’t seen the Panorama programme that aired a few weeks ago, we thought we’d post it here.  The general consensus in SEND communities was, however, that this only scratches the surface of deeply imbedded problems there are in the SEND system.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000mfns?fbclid=IwAR2wK3lX0Jpwj-ImcSBtP9k04ViS6GBnsbr00LdV1EEsmw8hwI3WXBqOSUY  

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Making Education Work for the Next Generation of Neurodivergent Pupils

September 24th 2020

https://medium.com/@Oolong/making-education-work-for-the-next-generation-of-neurodivergent-pupils-15aaf89f1048  

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Busting Common EHCP Myths – Sec Ed

September 24th 2020

This article was posted recently on the SEND National Crisis main page and we thought it would be useful to some.  “Since the introduction of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) as part of the wide-ranging SEND reforms of 2015, some questionable practices have risen at local authority level. SENCO…

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School Transport post 16 – Contact

February 24th 2020

Here’s an article recently posted on Facebook about school transport.  Contact are part of a campaign to bring about change in this area. See also the Close the Loop campaign (also on Facebook) if you’d like to join and be part of the campaign.  So many of us are affected…

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Soli Lazarus – ADHD talk

November 20th 2019

It was a great talk at this morning’s coffee meeting by Soli Lazarus of Yellow Sun.  She talked about the basics of ADHD and how parents and schools can support children with this diagnosis.  Soli has a B.Ed (Cons) in Psychology and is also the mum of a son with…

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Announcing the new SEND Community Alliance!

November 7th 2019

This is fantastic news!  Special Needs Jungle, SEND Action and SEND National Crisis, though they still remain their own entities have now joined forces in a new SEND Community Alliance.  This will increase our campaign power and make us so much stronger together!  Read SNJ’s article here: https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/launching-send-community-alliance-an-independent-campaign-group/

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BBC 4 You & Yours – Sossen discusses tribunals and postponements

November 7th 2019

SOS! SEN and others talk about tribunals, their delays and the problems this causes for families.  The Ministry of Justice says they are recruiting more judges to deal with the current backlog. However, thinking about it, surely this would not be necessary if the Government and LAs did their jobs…

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ADHD Talk – Claire Ryan

November 2nd 2019

At the last coffee morning (23rd October), we had the pleasure of listening to a talk by Claire Ryan, founder of ChatterPack, a website for those looking for resources and advice about ADHD.  She herself has ADHD and gave us a wonderful insight into what growing up was like for…

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SEND National Crisis

September 11th 2019

We are trying to arrange a meeting with the Council, so do let me know if you have any points to raise via our SPACE email address.

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