Behaviour & Special Needs

Parents say college for children with complex mental health needs has ‘changed their lives for the better’

The behaviour and attitudes of staff teaching young people at the on-site college of a psychiatric hospital has been praised for being ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The Government watchdog recently took part in an unannounced inspection of St Andrew’s College which provides education in a secure setting and is located on …

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A world first in Cambridge: IB special autism school to open in 2021

The Cavendish School, the world’s first International Baccalaureate (IB) special autism school is set to open on the outskirts of Cambridge in Autumn 2021. Based in Impington, The Cavendish School will also be Cambridgeshire’s first state maintained special free school provision for young people with autism. Initially admitting up to 40 students in Years 3 to 7, intake …

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Lack of educational psychologists in schools could leave most vulnerable children at risk  

The Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP) has warned that the lack of a sufficient supply of educational psychologists in schools settings will be detrimental to special educational needs (SEN) proposals currently being outlined, despite welcoming the Government’s acknowledgement of the essential role that educational psychologists play in the lives of …

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