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  • January 2017

    Measuring cognitive ability - tests to use, raising staff awareness of issues related to Speech, Language and Communication Needs, index of articles from 2012 to 2016, mental health toolkits and the School Inspection update (Nov 2016)

  • February 2017

    Responding to looked after children - ways forward for schools, autism friendly schools and raising staff awareness, looking at the issues concerned with building community partnerships and a review of an online dyslexia course provided by Communicate-Ed.

  • March 2017

    Local area SEND inspections, SEND Development Plans-identifying areas requiring further action and ways forward in providing a successful learning environment for those with acquired brain injury.

  • April 2017

    Supporting pupil resilience and well being with therapeutic storytelling, careers and SEND-questions to consider, SEND funding to increase the additional needs of pupils and strategies to improve boys' literacy.

  • May 2017

    DfE guidance for Governing Bodies on supporting pupils with medical needs, reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils, meeting the challenges of pupils with dyspraxia and low income pupils' progress at seconary school.

  • June 2017

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, how to improved reading comprehension levels and the role and duties of the SEND Link Governor.

  • July 2017

    Sensory Processing Disorder-common issues and ways forward, managing Tourette's in the classroom, eating disorders-types, signs and support and the JCQ criteria for GCSE and GCE assessors.

  • September 2017

    Supporting children of adults in prison, helping pupils who stammer, English as an Additional Language and SEN and Special Educational Needs support in schools and colleges.

  • October 2017

    Ways forward for schools in supporting pupils who are coeliac, working with pupils who have been affected by trauma, teaching spelling, Access Arrangement changes in KS4 for the academic year 2017-18 and resources  to support effective teacher-TA partnership.

  • November 2017

    IPSEA appeals - report of a seminar given by Judge Jane McConnell, the Universal Design for Learning supporting pupils with a wide diversity of needs, Local Area SEN inspections undertaken by Ofsted and Care Quality Commission and the Incredible 5 Point Scale for working with ASD, ADHD, OCD and Torettes pupils.

  • December 2017

    Sensory Processing Disorder-causes, impact and ways forward, Asperger Syndrome- identification, difficulties and support, the 2017 digest of useful websites mentioned throughout the year and the 2018 teacher assessment guidance (KS2/KS1) Standards and Testing Agency.