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UPDATE Enhancing Public Dialogue about Inclusion in School Education: a Citizens’ Panel Pilot

8 October 2023

Enhancing Public Dialogue about Inclusion in School Education: a Citizens’ Panel Pilot (UKRI-RSA Rethinking Public Dialogue Programme) Brahm Norwich and Rob Webster Public dialogue gives members of the public opportunities to learn about and debate important issues in a safe and respectful space. The discussions produce practical recommendations to share with the people that make […]

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Response to Thomas et al (2023) The increasing use of private special schools: A policy gap for inclusive education.

21 September 2023

By Peter Imray This short response paper concentrates specifically on children, young people and adults (CYPA) with complex learning disabilities (CLD), a fairly new ‘category’ of LD marking those who are on the severe end of severe learning disabilities. The ‘label’ itself does not carry any special significance, other than being an indication of the […]

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What is the consequence of more children being sent to private special schools?

25 August 2023

What is the consequence of more children being sent to private special schools? Gary Thomas, University of Birmingham There have been large increases in the number of children sent to non-maintained special schools in recent years. To assess the extent of this trend and its probable consequences, I and my colleagues sent Freedom of Information […]

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‘Inclusion is not a place you commute to’. Why accountability measures must reflect inclusion’s relative dimension.

28 June 2022

‘Inclusion is not a place you commute to’. Why accountability measures must reflect inclusion’s relative dimension. Rob Webster Reader in Education & Director of the Education Research, Innovation and Consultancy Unit, University of Portsmouth There is a seemingly contradictory model of inclusion that seems prevalent in English mainstream schools. A longitudinal study I led with […]

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SENPRF blog series SEND Green Paper: Response to posts from Peter Gray, and Julie Wharton & Christopher Robertson

25 April 2022

Klaus Wedell responds to recent SENPRF blog posts from Peter Gray and Julie Wharton & Christopher Robertson below. Julie, Christopher and Peter very pertinently query the way in which the ‘mainstream offer’ is presented in the White and Green Papers. I wonder whether the ‘confusion’ is actually a manifest indication of the lack of ‘coherence’ […]

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SENPRF blog series SEND Green Paper: Targeted Support and SEN Support – coherence or confusion?

11 April 2022

Quality and consistency of the mainstream offer (schools): Targeted Support and SEN Support – coherence or confusion?  (NB please note this blog post was updated 28 April 2022 to include information about the proposed national standards) Julie Wharton and Christopher Robertson   Targeted Support in mainstream In some respects, the White Paper (Opportunity for All: […]

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