The special education conundrum: When parents fund an independent special school place

When is a child with special educational needs, just not special enough? It’s when the local authority decides the child’s SEND aren’t severe enough to warrant taking over the placement funding at an independent …

How a school’s Nurture programme is supporting students from ‘catch-up’ into ‘heads-up’

I recently met Garry Freeman, Director of Inclusion and SENCo of Guiseley School in Leeds at a Westminster Briefing I was part of, giving the parents’ view for partnership working. …

Launching DysNet – and how the right education helped one man make a difference, despite disability

For the past two months, in addition to my special needs work, I’ve been working on an exciting project to launch an online community network for people living with limb …