Disability Discrimination in School Settings (And How to Avoid It)

6 December 2022

Could your school be discriminating against disabled pupils without realising? The Equality Act 2010 guidance for Schools states that a person has a disability if, “They have a physical or…

Beyond the labels: A SEND system which works for every child, every time

23 November 2022

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a paper setting out ambitions for ensuring children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are supported effectively by the system. This paper…

Exploring dyslexia webinar

14 October 2022

Would you like a better understanding of the needs of dyslexic learners? If so, this webinar is for you. In this webinar Roger Broadbent will look at some of the…

Supporting pupils with SEND in mainstream schools

11 October 2022

Supporting every pupil to succeed academically is a significant challenge for teachers and teaching assistants. The EEF’s research evidence suggests there is a set of 5 core practices that can…

How can SENDCos develop teacher practice?

8 July 2022

The EEF guidance report on ​‘Special Education Needs in Mainstream Schools’ recommends that teachers employ and embed five strategies into their day-to-day practice to support the progress of pupils with SEND: explicit instructioncognitive and metacognitive…

SEND consultation: EHCP Annual review timescales

25 June 2022

Local authorities have various duties over when and how they must review an individual’s education, health and care (EHC) plan. The DfE are consulting on whether they should have an…

Learning Disability Week 20th to 26th June

20 June 2022

This year’s Learning Disability Week runs from 20 – 26 June 2022, with a focus on living life with a learning disability. The week aims to build awareness around living…

Consultation on draft SEND inspection framework

14 June 2022

On 13th June 2022, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) launched a consultation on proposals for a new joint framework for inspecting provision for children and young people with…

EHCPs – Headline facts and figures 2022

16 May 2022

Number of EHC plans473,255Up from 430,697 (+9.9%) in 2021Initial requests for an EHC plan93,302Up from 75,951 (+23%) in 2020Number of new EHC plans62,180Up from 60,097 (+3%) in 2021Rate of EHC…

DfE consultation – SEND review: right support, right place, right time

29 March 2022

Today, Tuesday 29th March, the DfE published the SEND and AP review - right support, right place, right time - setting out proposals to deliver improved outcomes for children and…

Teacher handbook: SEND

5 March 2022

SEND Gateway have produced a handbook which reflects the approach that is needed to embed inclusive practice across schools - a shared vision and true collaboration, underpinned by professional challenge…

EEF blog: The role of the SENDCO in developing teaching practice

1 March 2022

How can SENDCOs take their own knowledge and ensure it meaningfully impacts teachers’ practice in classrooms? "As all SENDCOs know, developing teacher practice around SEND is about more than just…