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Insights • SEND

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.

November 19, 2019

Reflections on the Education Committee’s SEND report: challenges faced by local areas can be overcome

Our work with local areas is closely aligned with the report's recommendations; huge strides are being made on 3 of them

October 24, 2019

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.

October 14, 2019

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

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

September 4, 2019

Reflections from ADCS 19

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

July 15, 2019

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 time to move the debate on to value.

June 17, 2019

Rising number of EHCPs doesn’t tell the whole story

It was recently reported that the number of EHCPs in England rose 33% between 2015 and 2018, but this figure doesn’t capture the whole story.

May 28, 2019

IMPOWER INDEX: NEW ‘HIGH NEEDS’ MODULE

We have released a new specialist module of the IMPOWER INDEX, which takes an in-depth look at the provision of services for pupils and students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), under the high needs funding system.

May 17, 2019

Central government failure for SEND

Nobody would argue against the additional £250 million granted to councils this week to relieve budget pressures in High Needs funding….

December 19, 2018

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