Posts tagged SEND
Timpson Review Summary of Findings May 2019

A short press release from the Department for Education on the findings from the Edward Timpson Review looking into levels of exclusions and the academic attainment levels of students in Alternative Provision settings.

Findings include:

  • 78% of permanent exclusions issued to children with special educational needs (SEND) or classed as being eligible for Free School Meals

  • 4.5% of children in AP settings achieved a good pass in their English and Maths GCSEs in 2016-17.

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Sex Education Forum Briefing on RSE

A briefing prepared by the Sex Education Forum prepared for Parliamentarians to make the case for parents to encourage their children to engage in RSE. The research contained within the briefing can also be used by primary and secondary schools to help make the case to parents to put on empowering, comprehensive RSE.

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Oxford University Research Report Executive Summary: The unequal representation of ethnic minorities in Special Education in England: Extent, Causes and Consequences

The executive summary of a recent research report from the Department of Education at Oxford University highlighting that black students are twice as likely to be diagnosed as having a social, emotional or mental health need than their white peers.

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Children & Young People Now Article: "Black pupils more likely to be diagnosed with special needs"

An article from Children & Young People Now highlighting recent research conducted by the Department of Education at the University of Oxford which states that black students are twice as likely to be diagnosed with having a social, emotional or mental health need than their white peers.

Racism from teachers, a lack of understanding of cultural differences and ineffe

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"Skipping School- Invisible Children: How children disappear from England's Schools" Children's Commissioner Report February 2019

A new report from the Children’s Commissioner for England exploring the growing trend of children being home educated. The report concludes that, while many parents who make a decision to home educate their children provide them with a high quality, well-rounded academic education, many other families are home educating for other reasons and are struggling to cope, particularly parents of children with SEND.

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Learning materials to tackle autism and learning disability hate crime in the classroom

Working with the P.S.H.E Association, Dimensions has developed free #ImWithSam learning materials to tackle autism and learning disability hate crime in the classroom.

These key stage 3 materials have been developed in partnership with the PSHE Association, the national body for Personal, Social, Health and Economic education.

Students will look at facts and myths about learning disability and autism, explore a day in Sam’s life, and look at men and women who have challenged stereotypes in the past and present.

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