The SEND Green Paper and beyond
The SEND Green Paper Next Steps is due to be published shortly. This is expected to build upon the Green Paper. It is now known that there will be no White Paper to follow.
A new National Helpline for parents, funded through the government, has been set up through Contact a Family and can be accessed here.
Coming Soon: 22nd June: SEND Green Paper Conference - Putting Policy into Practice, Central London,
The 31 SEND Green Paper pathfinders are:
East of England:
East and West Midlands:
Yorkshire and Humber:
for further information click here
They will trial:
The pupil premium is being doubled this year and is for disadvantaged pupils who would qualify for free school meals. Schools must demonstrate how they have used the money for improved achievement and narrowing the attainment gap next year.
Why not use the Pupil Premium innovatively for:
National Funding Formula
The government are developing a national funding formula. There is to be an Education Funding Agency. The formula is designed to be fair and transparent.
Ofsted Inspection Framework
There will be 4 judgements:
There will be a focus on ensuring progress is monitored and evidence that the school has put measures into place to address underachievement. The school must also demonstrate that it can discriminate between low achievement versus SEN. Schools which are judged as Outstanding will only be inspected on a 5-yearly cycle, compared to those with Satisfaction which will be inspected more rigorously.
From Sept. 2012 a teacher must:
}Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
}Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
}Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
}Plan and teach well structured lessons
}Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils
}Make accurate and productive use of assessment
}Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
}Fulfill wider professional responsibilities
Please contact me if you want any further clarification regarding the many changes which are occurring within this coming year and beyond.
With best wishes,