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High Needs Funding in 2017-18 – Government Annoucement

12:07 25 July in National News
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The Government has announced arrangements for school and high needs funding in 2017-18. The announcement<https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/schools-funding> confirms the Government’s commitment to introduce fairer funding, and the need to do so at a manageable pace following careful consultation. In that context the government will not be making...

SEND data released

15:09 07 June in National News
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Please see below links to two SEN publications released by the Department for Education. Statements of SEN and EHC plans: England 2016: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statements-of-sen-and-ehc-plans-england-2016 SEN: analysis and summary of data sources: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sen-analysis-and-summary-of-data-sources Summary of findings: There were 256, 315 pupils with statements or plans, an increase of 16,130 on...

Ofsted/CQC inspection framework published

15:30 03 May in National News
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The Framework and Guidance for Inspectors has been published by the DfE and can be found at the following links: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-area-send-inspection-framework https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-area-send-inspection-guidance-for-inspectors User journey mapping research report published The SEND reforms put children and families at the heart of the SEND system, and local areas are working hard to...