Dear All Published today, the title sums it up really. Myself, as a parent/carer of (now) young adults, I still believe these reforms are the right reforms, but oh what a mess! And unfair on everyone at the front line; from the children to their parents, to the teachers to the authorities tasked with delivering the reforms. Here’s a brief round-up from this morning. More to come over the weekend (with the more usual variety of articles). 1. The SEND Inquiry's starting point 2
Dear All I do honestly believe the SEND Reforms were the right reforms – there was (and hopefully still is) so much opportunity to do things better for our young people. But the implementation was awful on many levels. I could write a whole SENDspeak on just this and the impact it’s had on families and the statutory services, but I haven’t… Oh, and there are 5 short videos in this SENDspeak; all worth watching! 1 SEND Inquiry: One minute, says it all… 2 SEND Inquiry: Educ
Dear All This issue of SENDspeak starts with news of the Kingston Parent Consortium. The national SEND Crisis takes items 2–6, and then onto Post-16 news items. There is Good News at the end. There is no shortage of news and events locally, so another SENDspeak will follow mid-week’ish (which I hope is better than a 12-page SENDspeak today!!). And Thank You to those individuals and organisations who send items to include in SENDspeak; these make for a much richer newsletter.