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Improving the SEND System – the SEND and AP Green Paper is finally here

Improving the SEND System – the SEND and AP Green Paper is…

Read Leo Jones's blog on the new DfE Green paper on SEND.

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Guest blogpost: ‘Transforming the lives of children with SEND in Lincolnshire’

Guest blogpost: ‘Transforming the lives of children…

Blogpost written by Coralie Cross, Chair of Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum and a parent of a child with a disability

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‘She doesn’t look autistic’ – bias, and what we can do about it

‘She doesn’t look autistic’ – bias, and what we can…

‘She doesn’t look autistic’ – bias, and what we can do about it Everyone carries unconscious bias to specific stimuli….

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MJ article: Unravelling the knot of education, health and care plans

MJ article: Unravelling the knot of education, health and…

The crisis in SEND - 8 challenges that need to be addressed

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High Needs roundtable: our guest blogpost in CYP Now

High Needs roundtable: our guest blogpost in CYP Now

Co-authored by Dame Christine Lenehan, Director of the Council for Disabled Children at the National Children’s Bureau)

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Guest blogpost: let’s celebrate our schools as ‘healing communities’

Guest blogpost: let’s celebrate our schools as…

Never in the history of state education has work to foster wellbeing been more urgent - says Lincolnshire's Mary Meredith

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SEND: ‘Let’s strive for progress, not perfection’

SEND: ‘Let’s strive for progress, not perfection’

We recently hosted a virtual shared learning event for 10 Directors of Children’s Services and Education, to take stock of…

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Guest blogpost: Heather Sandy, Lincolnshire CC

Guest blogpost: Heather Sandy, Lincolnshire CC

Heather Sandy is the Director of Children’s Services for Lincolnshire County Council. IMPOWER have been supporting the council in relation…

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Guest blogpost: How parents added value to Valuing SEND in Herts

Guest blogpost: How parents added value to Valuing SEND in…

In Hertfordshire, IMPOWER’s Valuing SEND programme demonstrated the right values from the outset by involving parents through parent carer forums.

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3 key themes from our first Valuing SEND Shared Learning Event

3 key themes from our first Valuing SEND Shared Learning…

Our recent Shared Learning Event discussed the pioneering role of Valuing SEND in achieving a more inclusive and financially sustainable SEND system.

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What does good look like in High Needs?

What does good look like in High Needs?

Last week, we brought together a number of sector leaders to discuss the challenges facing the High Needs system.

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The missing piece: measuring need for children with SEND

The missing piece: measuring need for children with SEND

The impact of support provided to some of our most vulnerable children isn’t measured – but should be.

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