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October 23rd, 2012 by

Training for teachers in SEN

The government has developed online training for teachers working with pupils with a range of special needs.  See http://www.education.gov.uk/lamb/ for links to teaching pupils with:  autism spectrum disorders(ASD), moderate learning difficulties (MLD), behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD), dyslexia or specific learning difficulties (SpLD) or speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

See http://www.education.gov.uk/complexneeds/ for teaching those with severe learning difficulties (SLD), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) or other complex needs.

December 15th, 2011 by

New Ofsted Guidelines

We are pleased to see that the proposed framework for school inspection from 2012 includes the following statements:

Under Achievement:  ‘ how well disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs have achieved since joining the school.’

and under Teaching:  ‘the quality of teaching and other support provided for pupils with a range of aptitudes and needs, including for those with special educational needs’ and/or disabilities, so that their learning improves.’

April 7th, 2011 by

New version of the Index for Inclusion available

The Campaign for Inclusive Education are pleased to announce the publication of the latest version of the Index for Inclusion.  This is a set of tools which allows schools to assess their progress in becoming a fully inclusive school and to plan for improvement.  www.csie.org.uk/publications/current.shtml#schoolsindex2011