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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Understanding Autism, a course for parents and the practitioners supporting their child

January 23rd 2020

Understanding Autism A course for parents and the practitioners supporting their child, delivered by the Licensed EarlyBird Trainers in Buckinghamshire. Saturday 21st March 2020, 10.00 to 15.00 at the Abbey Centre, Aylesbury 200321-parents-event-autism

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ADHD and Me – Book by Claire Ryan

December 1st 2019

Here is a ADHD and Me flyer from Claire Ryan, who came to speak at our Coffee Morning in October.  I enjoyed her new book in its’ simple, straightforward way, with nice illustrations & quotes too!  Lots of helpful advice on ADHD.

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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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New short breaks service for children

November 15th 2019

Action for Children will continue to deliver targeted short breaks under the new contract starting from 1 October 2019. Details can be found in ‘Children’s Short Breaks Strategy for 2018 to 2022’  which Bucks County Council developed with FACT Bucks. The strategy aims to: support disabled children and young people…

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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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