The Forum conducted a survey of stakeholders’ views about the lessons from Covid based on the conclusions of the June Covid policy paper. The results show much alignment with the conclusions from the policy seminar discussion groups. You can access this summary on policy paper web-page.
Research commissioned by the SENPRF has shown that: There is continuing and considerable inequity in the levels of HNB funding allocated to English LAs, which cannot be explained by differences in need. LA systems that make greater use of specialist provision are likely to involve greater financial costs. Download summary from Policy paper page: 19.7.2021
The new policy paper on : ‘How are schools coping with the impact of Covid-19 on the teaching of pupils with SEN: lessons for schools’ is now ready to be downloaded from this website – go to policy paper page. June 2021
The policy paper from the November 2020 seminar is now available to download from this website. Learning from the Covid crisis for educating children and young people with SEN / disabilities. Presentations by Amy Skipp (ASK Research) on ‘Special education during lockdown: Provider and parent experiences’; Sharon Smith (Parent Advocate) ‘Parents’ perspectives: what can we learn from Covid crisis […]
A review of international research about the effects of inclusive education: which has been done by some members of the Forum Lead Group (Gray, Norwich and Webster) and was submitted to the SEN Review group at the DFE is available to download from the policy paper section of this website. Feb 2021
Policy seminar via Zoom on April 30th, Friday, 2-4.30pm How have teachers, SENCos and head teachers been supported to cope with the teaching of pupils with SEN/disability? What lessons have been learned for the future provision for children and young people with SEN / disabilities? What are the conditions required to enable these lessons to […]
Trends in SEN identification: contexts, causes and consequences Latest policy paper is available on this website It is based on a recent policy seminar which addressed these questions: i. Are there shifts from an interactive to within-child model of identification? And if so, what are the factors that are contributing to this, ii. What are the changing […]