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Welcome Back! SENCO Support for the next academic year

The first month of the new academic year is over and SENCOs across the country will have been getting to grips with all of the SEND challenges that they will face over the next twelve months. Whether you are new to role or an... Read more

Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings – Updated 8th September

Lorraine Petersen has compared this document with the mainstream one that was updated on 28th August and has indicated the additional information for specialist settings. Purpose of this guidance In developing this guidance for... Read more

Top Ten Tips for preparing schools for September for pupils with SEND

1. Work closely with parent carers in everything that you are planning. For many students their parent carers have taken on the extended role of teacher, therapist, support worker and much more for nearly half a year. They have supported... Read more
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Wellbeing for Educators

Wellbeing…Sometimes seen as the current buzzword or tokenistic however I believe this comes from it being “done” as a tickbox exercise. Having worked in a leadership role where wellbeing was my core responsibility, it is so much... Read more

Moving On Up: Supporting SEND Y6-7 Transition

Supporting SEND school transition. Moving from primary school to secondary is something that (nearly) all of us experience. I say ‘nearly’ because I live in Bedfordshire and we have lower, middle and upper schools so I changed school... Read more

The “Ten Minute Template”

How to Streamline your EHCP requests. “I’ve spent two whole days on this”“It’s taken me hours to collate all the evidence and format it into the Local Authority’s form”“I have to wait until I’ve got two terms of... Read more
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What are Speech Language Communications Needs (SLCN)?

Speech and Language skills develop throughout childhood and continue through adolescence. They develop following good foundations being in place:  attention and listening and play skills need to be in place first. What is Speech? What is... Read more

ITS Annual Conference

On Saturday 26th April you could find the ITS team down at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist’s (RCSLT) head office close to London Bridge, where we celebrated our annual team day and ITS Giving Voice event. Whist it... Read more

The 10 skills a child must have by the time they start school

I have read with great interest the recent developments this week relating to pre schools skills for children across the UK. “The 10 skills a child must have by the time they start school including being toilet trained and talking... Read more