The autism advocate: Celebrating and embracing neurodiversity

2021-02-25T13:42:45+00:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: News, SEND in the news|

Following the success of our virtual SEND documentary watch event last August, we decided to use the same format for our February team development session. The elected documentary was BBC2’s ‘Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me’. Most of us know of Chris from his popular nature and wildlife programmes, but until this documentary aired in October 2017, [...]

Co-production: How to involve families in the EHCP process

2021-02-16T09:31:37+00:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: Good practice, News|

One of the underlying principles of the SEND Code of Practice is the practice of co-production, which is often defined as a way of working where children and young people, families and those that provide services work together to make a decision or create a service which works for them all. The importance of co-production, and [...]

NEW: Good Practice Resource Packs HALF-PRICE with your training package!

2021-02-09T14:51:20+00:00February 9th, 2021|Categories: EHCP training, Good practice, Local Authorities, News, Schools|

Our EHCP Good Practice Resource Packs are a great accompaniment to our range of online EHCP training courses, and you can now benefit from any of our resource packs for half price with the purchase of any eligible training course. Whether you want specific training for your staff and good practice guidance and analysis for [...]

The SEND review: what needs to change?

2021-01-28T21:44:42+00:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: EHCP writing, Good practice, Local Authorities, News, SEND reforms|

Five years after the overhaul of the SEND system, the Department for Education (DfE) announced in 2019 a review into the successes and failings of the reforms. The SEND review aims to, among other things, assess how the system has evolved, look at how support can be improved and determine the driving force behind the rise [...]

Our 2021 supported charity!

2021-01-14T12:04:10+00:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Charity support, Company updates, News|

We are really pleased to announce that, following nominations from our team and a final vote, the recipient for our Annual Charity Contribution in 2021 is The Honeypot Children’s Charity. Honeypot is a national young carers’ charity that works to enhance the lives of young carers and give them an opportunity to create happy childhood memories. [...]

NEW! Amending EHC Plans bitesize course

2020-12-11T11:55:41+00:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: News|

Are you involved in amending EHC plans? The new bitesize Amending EHC Plans online course is designed for anyone involved in the EHCP review process, including education staff, SEND professionals, Local Authorities and EHCP writers. In just a few hours, you can develop your understanding of the statutory requirements at each stage of the EHCP review [...]

EHCP Good Practice – 30% off in November!

2020-11-13T14:03:50+00:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Good practice, Local Authorities, News, Schools, SEND reforms|

We have long been advocates of having a national EHC plan template EHC plans vary significantly from one Local Authority (LA) to another. An effective template – used consistently across the country - is a crucial step towards improving standards. However, an EHC plan can only be as good as the advice received during the assessment [...]

Continued Development for SEND Professionals

2021-01-28T21:44:42+00:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: EHCP training, News, SEND reforms|

This time last year we shared our response to the Education Select Committee SEND Inquiry report. One of the issues highlighted in the report that particularly resonated with us was the lack of standardised training available for frontline SEND professionals, particularly in light of the significant changes in policies and procedures since the reforms. Since then, [...]

NOW AVAILABLE: Outcomes in EHC Plans bitesize training

2020-10-26T09:27:45+00:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: News|

Are you involved in the writing of EHCP outcomes? From SEND professionals and education staff, to case officers and EHCP writers, the Outcomes in EHC Plans bitesize course is designed for anyone involved in either recommending outcomes in statutory assessment reports or drafting EHC plans. You can now specifically target this complex element of the EHCP [...]

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