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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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The Children and Families Act 2014; are we expecting too much of it?

9 June 2023

The Children and Families Act 2014; are we expecting too much of it?  Carol Long The Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) was hailed as landmark legislation aimed at improving services for vulnerable children and supporting families no matter what their background. Eight years on the effectiveness of the legislation continues to be debated. […]

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Are virtual/on line assessments now the norm?

22 January 2023

Are virtual/on line assessments now the norm? Liz Malcolm, Director PSI(UK) The use of virtual assessments by educational psychologists appears to be on the increase. This may be for several different reasons. The strategic leads for SEND and Inclusion of the Eastern Region Local Authorities in England have commissioned a focused piece of work about […]

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