In this policy paper from the SEN Policy Research Forum, leading experts in SEND discuss current issues, including involving schools and families in commissioning, educational psychology and Alternative Provision. Some creative solutions are detailed.
This report presents the findings from a small-scale qualitative study commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to examine user satisfaction with the Education, Health and Care (EHC) process for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The study was undertaken by ASK Research. It was conducted from May to December 2015 – during the first year of the national implementation of the new EHC process, which began in September 2014.
In the context of funding from education, a personal budget may be available where the support
provided by the school or other educational setting is insufficient to meet the student’s support
needs. The setting itself might decide to use additional resources, such as the money from ‘pupil
premium’, if the young learner is eligible to receive it.
This one day session is designed for staff who have a leadership role that includes responsibility for developing provision for pupils on the autism spectrum within a school setting, and who may train or lead other staff in their setting. This session will bring lead practitioners from a range of organisations together to discuss, share and develop practice and understanding. It is suitable for practitioners working both mainstream and specialist settings
The Communication Trust have produced a free online toolkit resource with information, guidance and practical support for staff working in education settings. It will help them to understand, review and shape their approach to involving children and young people as part of everyday good practice.
This is a walk-through guide to running a Pupil Aspire session to capture the pupil and family voice in a structured way. It is a step-by-step guide to running a session using the free or paid versions of the Pupil Aspire tool but can also to used to run a manual session (using paper and pens).
Pupil Aspire is an on-line tool for capturing the pupil and family voice as part of a structured conversation. Designed to support schools in identifying appropriate interventions by focusing on the positive aspirations of the young person themselves. Schools can sign up for a free trail and take out a full, lifetime subscription for just £995.00. Demonstrate to Ofsted that you have fully considered pupil views in line with the SEND CoP and effectively report on your Pupil Premium spend.