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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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High needs investment is welcome, but it won’t fix the system

High needs investment is welcome, but it won’t fix the…

Today’s announcement of an extra £700m for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) support will no doubt be warmly welcomed…

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Reflections from ADCS 19

Reflections from ADCS 19

I share my reflections on the recent Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS)…

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Which councils are best at supporting children with high needs?

Which councils are best at supporting children with high…

Our Top 10 ranking of councils in relation to high needs has today been published by The MJ.

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Move over variance, there’s a new ‘V’ on the block

Move over variance, there’s a new ‘V’ on the block

Variance has dominated much of the children’s services narrative for too long now – it’s…

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