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8 Sep 2014

Access arrangements and reasonable adjustments

JCQ publish regulations for the academic year 2014/15.

JCQ has published their updated Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments document for the academic year 2014/15 and an accompanying document which summarises the principal changes.

Schools should carefully read the statement on page 1 which sets out which members of staff need to be familiar with the contents of the document. Potentially one of the most significant changes is SENCos being responsible for assessing, processing and entering arrangements online as well as holding the evidence for inspection purposes.

When processing applications for access arrangements, it is now compulsory for the candidate’s UCI and/or ULN to be entered in addition to the candidate number. ISC contacted JCQ to find out whether this would have an adverse impact on independent schools as ULNs are not mandatory for them. JCQ has confirmed that independent schools will currently be using UCI numbers for GCSE and GCE candidates and the inclusion of the UCI number when processing an on-line application should therefore not be problematic.

6 Jul 2017 Special Educational Needs and Disability

SEND - update July 2017

The DfE has published data on SEND Statements.

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7 Jun 2017 Special Educational Needs and Disability

SEND - update June 2017

SENDIST Tribunal decisions

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2 Feb 2017 Special Educational Needs and Disability

Residential special schools and colleges: call for evidence

Call for evidence.

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2 Dec 2016 Special Educational Needs and Disability

SEND - update December 2016

Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Pupils

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17 Aug 2016 Special Educational Needs and Disability

Mental health in education

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

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25 May 2017

Statements of SEN and EHC plans: England, 2017

National Statistics from the DfE

1 Mar 2016

Mental Heath and Behaviour advice for schools

Departmental advice for school staff from the DfE

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.

5 Jan 2015

Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Pupils

Guidance for Schools in England from Equality and Human Rights Commission