This project was developed to raise the aspirations of our pupils but it doesn’t tell the whole story about our collaborative approach to improving children’s lives. Over the past six years we have developed valued partnerships both within, and outside education; these show that collaboration is at the heart of everything we do.
This edition of the Digest is the first following the General Election and includes:
BLOGS: the voices of disabled children and young people, new research, and much more
ARTICLES: the latest in our Case Law series, plus news on campaigning and forthcoming opportunities
NEWS: including contractor announcements and a word from the new minister
EVENTS & RESOURCES: all the latest to help you in your practice, including our new training
School Admissions Briefing for parents of children and young people with disabilities or special education needs.
This briefing provides information about school admissions arrangements. It is written for parents of disabled children and young people; parents of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and professionals advising parents including those in Information, Advice and Support Services (IASS).
The SEND Governor is the Governing Body’s champion for Learners with SEND and those with inclusion needs. He or she will support and challenge the school to ensure that no Learner is treated less favourably, denied opportunity or left behind because they have additional needs. Check out our video to find out more.
A handbook for parents/carers, focusing on the assessment & planning processes for SEN Support &/or Education, Health & Care Plans, & effective use of person-centred approaches to enable full participation of families/young people within these processes.
Originally produced for use in Essex, this brings together nationally-recognised person-centred planning tools & resources developed by Helen Sanderson Associates, InControl, Preparing for Adulthood, the Council for Disabled Children & others.
A handbook for practitioners in Education, Health & Social Care, & for parents/carers, focusing on the assessment & planning processes for Education, Health & Care Plans, & effective use of person-centred approaches to enable full participation of families/young people within these processes.
This includes nationally-recognised person-centred planning tools & resources developed by Helen Sanderson Associates, InControl, Preparing for Adulthood, the Council for Disabled Children & others.
This is a free version of the Pupil Aspire tool for capturing the pupil and family voice as part of a structured conversation. Designed to support schools to identify appropriate interventions by focusing on the positive aspirations of the young person themselves.
This version is totally free and requires no sign up or registration; it produces a downloadable report of the session and can support schools in demonstrating that they have fully considered pupil views in line with the SEND CoP.
Charlton Park Academy has fully adopted the unique multimedia advocacy approach developed by RIX Research & Media and uses RIX Wikis for all its pupils. This year's Ofsted Residential Inspection Report highlights how the school is exceeding expectations through putting in place very effective person centred planning with RIX Wikis.
Around ten Local Authorities and over 100 schools and organisations in the UK, EU, US and Australia are now using RIX Wikis to embed person-centred approaches.
Our resource is designed to support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authorities in England to effectively commission palliative care for children and young people aged 0–25. Produced as part of our Department for Education-funded special educational needs and disability (SEND) project, our resource also supports health and wellbeing boards to understand their role in the commissioning process.