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Special Educational Needs and Disability

ISC coordinates the work of the SEND Expert Group helping to share best practice within the sector.

17 Aug 2016

Mental health in education

The Institute of Public Policy and Research (‘IPPR’) have published details about a new study

2 Jun 2016

Ofqual consultation on specifications on reasonable adjustments

Ofqual consultation

8 Apr 2016

High Needs Funding

DfE has launched a consultation on High Needs Funding Reform.

3 Mar 2016

Guide for health professionals

DfE has issued a guide for health professionals.

6 Nov 2015

High Needs Funding Arrangements

DfE has recently published information for local authorities and institutions about the high needs funding arrangements for 2016 and 2017.

6 Nov 2015

Local area SEND inspections

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission are consulting.

2 Oct 2015

DfE advice on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Departmental advice on changes to legislation relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

2 Oct 2015

SEND training

Nasen is continually developing training material for teachers

11 Jun 2015

Approved list of independent special institutions

DfE has updated its guidance on applying to be on the approved list of independent special schools under section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

31 Mar 2015

Children and Families Act 2014 

Landmark Children and Families Act 2014 gains royal assent

24 Mar 2015

Changes to SEND

The Department for Education has published advice.

3 Mar 2015

Call for evidence

DfE has launched a call for evidence on distributing special educational needs and disability (SEND) funding more fairly in the future.

30 Jan 2015

Children and Families Act and the SEND Code of Practice 

ISC has been working with DfE on producing a FAQ document.

19 Nov 2014

DfE launch call for evidence on SEND

DfE has published a call for evidence to help inform their work on longer term changes to the funding for children and young people with SEND.

30 Sep 2014

Applying to go onto the Section 41 approved list

DfE has published an updated guide.

8 Sep 2014

Access arrangements and reasonable adjustments

JCQ publish regulations for the academic year 2014/15.

5 Sep 2014

SEND Code of Practice and Early Years 

DfE publishes advice for early years providers funded by the local authority.

2 Sep 2014

New SEND guidance

DfE has published a series of guidance documents explaining the reforms to the SEND regime and the transitional arrangements that apply.

30 Aug 2014

SEND Code of Practice

The SEND Code of Practice received parliamentary approval earlier this month. Also see updates on advice for local authorities and health partners, guide for young people and parents or carers and Ofqual to review data on extra time in exams.

30 Jun 2014

SEND Code of Practice published

The Department for Education has published the new SEND Code of Practice.

16 Jun 2014

New mental health and behaviour in schools advice

Department for Education publishes new advice on identifying and supporting pupils that may have mental health needs.

29 May 2014

Revised version of SEND Code of Practice 

Revised version of SEND Code of Practice published for further consultation. Also see updates on funding and supporting pupils with medical conditions in school.

6 Feb 2014

DfE consultation on supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

DfE consultation on supporting pupils at school with medical conditions.

1 Mar 2015

Mental health and behaviour in schools

Departmental advice for school staff from the Department for Education.

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3 Mar 2015

SEND Code of Practice FAQ for Independent Schools

Frequently Asked Questions for Independent Schools on the SEND Code of Practice and the Children and Families Act 2014.

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