SEND

Spread the joy of compassion in the classroom this Christmas

A free course that teaches primary pupils how to be compassionate and resolve playground disputes themselves – the first of its kind in the UK  – can help add some festive spirit into the classroom in the lead up to Christmas. EVERFI recognises that compassion is a social and emotional …

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Liverpool school selected for Ofsted pilot

A specialist school in Woolton has taken part in a pilot for Ofsted which helps inspectors learn about the new inspection framework that will be used from September 2021.  Abbot’s Lea School saw this as an exceptional opportunity to help Ofsted shape its inspection of special schools and also to use it to …

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Work to commence on new Discovery Academy in Sheffield

Work is set to begin on the new Discovery Academy in Sheffield, designed by HLM Architects working with construction specialists Tilbury Douglas Construction. The free special academy will cater for 80 special education needs (SEN) pupils and is being delivered via the Department for Education Framework on behalf of Sheffield …

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World’s first IB special autism school appoints Deputy Headteacher

The Cavendish School, the world’s first International Baccalaureate (IB) special autism school, opening on the outskirts of Cambridge in Autumn 2021, has appointed Stephanie Smith as its Deputy Headteacher. The Cavendish School will also be Cambridgeshire’s first state maintained special free school for young people with autism, and Stephanie joins having previously worked at Medeshamstede Academy in …

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Flagship SENCO report reveals the impact of Covid-19 on pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

New research from Bath Spa University, in collaboration with nasen, has revealed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and highlights concerns around the provision of specialist support for children and young people and the impact on Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs). …

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£3m training boost for Sunderland College

World-class facilities that will deliver ‘unparalleled learning opportunities’ for North East students are set to move forward, after a successful £3m bid to Government. Sunderland College will be rolling out prestigious new T Levels from a new cutting-edge immersive environment, after the Government confirmed it will fund the transformation of …

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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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LearnEd SEND Edition free training event

Continuing its series of highly popular interactive LearnEd Roadshow training events for teachers, the Department for Education (DfE), Havering Education Services (HES), Corbets Tey school and BESA announce a national education technology conference focusing on SEND on Thursday 14 November 2019. Designed to deliver free access to peer-to-peer guidance and …

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