SEN Funding

SEN Money We all know schools are short of money in general, but there is particular confusion around SEN funding. I read many times (from parents): “If your child is on the SEN register the school gets £6000 they have to spend on them, demand it!” And equally as many...

School Attendance

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE Conversations about attendance often pop up in my feed. School have just sent me a letter moaning about his attendance when they’re the ones that excluded him. I’ve just been threatened with a fine even though they know I can’t get her to school...

Reasonable Adjustments

WHAT ARE REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS? The guidance for schools around reasonable adjustments is found in the Equality Act 2010. The DfE published a pdf guide (DFE-00296-2013) which can be downloaded from their website for free.  Or you can buy a bound version from my...

Applying for an EHC Assessment

I have the honour of having been adopted by one particular Facebook group where my skills come in particularly useful…in fact you’ve probably ended up on this page as a result of following one of my replies there. One of the questions frequently posed is...

The Code of Practice

The SEND Code of Practice is the document that all schools should be using when dealing with SEN issues. Fortunately it’s a public document so parents and other professionals are free to download and read it too. The Code of Practice is a translation of the CAFA...

Using Facebook

I use Facebook as a networking tool and to get information out to the masses without having to pay for advertising or to attend 15 different locations and repeat myself. I’m fortunate that several groups have adopted me. I’ve been very honest in my...