NEW – Flip Chart available at meetings for your questions

September 29th 2021

If you have any questions that we may be able to help with, please write them on the flip chart as you arrive – name optional. At our first attempt with this, 2 questions were discussed, and answered over coffee!  (Good idea Carol – thanks)  

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SPACE RETURNS TO UNIT 11

September 29th 2021

At last, after 18 months and several Zoom meetings, we are back to normal at SPACE.  On Wednesday 22nd October, following a very short AGM, 14 of us enjoyed a lovely time of catching up with each other’s news, needs & joys.  For some, Lockdown had been very difficult, and…

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New SEND campaign – Let Us Learn Too

September 9th 2021

There is a new SEND campaign that has started in the last few months called Let Us Learn Too. They have social media presence including Instagram  and Facebook plus a website . Recently they released a video from children who have been excluded from school.  Additionally, they have released a letter to…

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Book Review – M is for Autism

May 1st 2021

M is for Autism – by the students of Limpsfield Grange School and Vicky Martin.   Jessica Kingsley publishers. ‘I just wanted to say a huge thank you (for recommending this book to me). I read this book in one sitting. I cried lots, it’s extremely close to home.  I’ve now…

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Soli Lazarus – ADHD presentation via Zoom

November 27th 2020

We were pleased to invite Soli Lazarus back for our very first Zoom talk (18.11.20). She gave a really informative presentation about ADHD. She stressed the importance of understanding that ADHD is a neurological condition. She shared a range of strategies for supporting emotional resilience and providing opportunities for success….

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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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NAS South Bucks Speaker Event – Smith and Spoons: Inspiring Achievement in Young People with ADHD & Autism

January 23rd 2020

Speaker Event – Smith and Spoons: Inspiring Achievement in Young People with ADHD & Autism. Thursday 13 February St Teresa Catholic Church- Parish Centre, Beaconsfield – 7.30pm   Free, to book – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smith-and-spoonsinspiring-achievement-in-young-people-with-adhd-autism-tickets-83898279011

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