February 2016

The Rochford Review seeks your views

The independent review chaired by Diane Rochford is now in its second phase.  The review was asked to advise the Department for Education on statutory assessment arrangements for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests, including those with special educational needs and disabilities. As part of their work, the members of the Rochford Review are keen to hear the views of anybody with an interest in this area.  They are seeking to gain a wide range of views from stakeholders and would encourage you to share the survey with any of your contacts who may be interested.  Please note that all survey responses will be treated as confidential. The survey will close at 23:59 on Monday 22nd February, 2016.

The survey can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/rochfordreviewsurvey

SEND reform: funding for local authorities – 2016 to 2017Funding2

At the end of January the DfE announced the additional funding that they will be given to all local authorities to support the continuing implementation of SEND Reforms.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-reform-funding-for-local-authorities-2016-to-2017

FLSE East Conference

19th & 20th May 2016

Leaders and leadership in special schools: challenges and opportunities

Venue:  Wyboston Lakes Executive Centre  – Robinson Suite

More Information can be found: https://flse.education/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/East-Conf-2016-prog-final.pdf

Reminder – Consultation on Keeping Children Safe in Schools

Please sign in to the FLSE website, visit the community area and click on consultation. You can then leave your views and thoughts on this DfE consultation. All the questions are listed – you do not need to answer every one – just let us have your views and we can add them to the final FLSE response.

SEND and SATs

You may be interested to read Lorraine Petersen’s two blogs about SEND and KS1 and KS2 SATS. They outline the assessment and reporting arrangements for 2016 as well as the interim teacher assessment frameworks for 2016.

You will find both blogs here: http://lpec.org.uk/blog-2/