SEN Round-Up (17th May 2020)

SEN Round-Up (17th May 2020)

SEN Round Up – 17th May 2020 What a week… I’ll be honest, I was tempted not to write a round up this week and say I was on holiday, or something!  Then I realised I’d have twice as much to do next week and I’d end up contradicting myself several times over! My...
School Exclusion: The Parent Guide

School Exclusion: The Parent Guide

School Exclusion – the book is released! It’s no secret that I quite enjoy writing.  Although, to be fair, I can’t write in a formal and proper manner.  It may be that I find that style of writing a little ‘boring’ to read.  So, I write the way I talk.  From the...
SEN Funding in Schools

SEN Funding in Schools

SEN Funding We all know schools are short of money in general, but there is particular confusion around SEN funding. I read many times (from parents): “If your child is on the SEN register the school gets £6000 they have to spend on them, demand it!” And equally as...

School Attendance

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE Conversations about attendance often pop up in my feed. School have just sent me a letter moaning about his attendance when they’re the ones that excluded him. I’ve just been threatened with a fine even though they know I can’t get her to school...

Reasonable Adjustments

WHAT ARE REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS? The guidance for schools around reasonable adjustments is found in the Equality Act 2010. The DfE published a pdf guide (DFE-00296-2013) which can be downloaded from their website for free.  Or you can buy a bound version from my...

Illegal Exclusions

(This post refers to Fixed term exclusions) I mentioned in my exclusions post that I believe we sometimes need time to calm down and collect our thoughts.  This cooling off period is unfortunately classed as an unlawful exclusion.  So how do you know whether your...