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...

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...

Exclusions, the Law and SEN

Well, somehow in adding the video, I managed to delete the essay I’d typed!  (I might know my stuff around SEN, schools and systems…but websites are a whole other beast!) In 23 years of teaching, I never felt the need to permanently exclude a student. ...

Busting the SEN Myths

It will never cease to amaze me what people believe…I might start sending some of them information about the flat earth society who are looking for new members! Many moons ago I studied an educational management course and met some interesting terms around...

The Code of Practice

The SEND Code of Practice is the document that all schools should be using when dealing with SEN issues. Fortunately it’s a public document so parents and other professionals are free to download and read it too. The Code of Practice is a translation of the CAFA...

Using Facebook

I use Facebook as a networking tool and to get information out to the masses without having to pay for advertising or to attend 15 different locations and repeat myself. I’m fortunate that several groups have adopted me. I’ve been very honest in my...