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FLSE News Update March 2018

  School Funding in England Since 2010 – What the key Evidence Tells Us – NFER – January 2018 This report presents the findings from a review of key evidence documents on how recent changes to school funding have impacted on school spending in England. The review appraises literature published from 2010 onwards to examine […]

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FLSE News Update January 2018

REMINDER Restraint and restrictive intervention: draft guidance The Department of Health is consulting on draft guidance on reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and mental health needs. The consultation is seeking views on how well this draft guidance helps a range of […]

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FLSE News Update December 2017

  I am sure you are beginning to enjoy the Christmas festivities within your school but the DfE continues to publish important publications and consultations. Consultation: Working Together to Safeguard Children: revisions to statutory guidance The DfE is seeking views on: significant revisions to Working Together to Safeguard Children, the statutory guidance on what’s expected […]

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FLSE News Update November 2017

  A number of reports have been published since out last newsletter. Local area SEND inspections: one year on: Ofsted/CQC: October 2017 Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have been inspecting how well local areas fulfil their ‘Special educational needs and disability code of practice’ duties.  By May 2017, Ofsted and CQC had completed […]

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FLSE News Supplementary – September 2017

    Yesterday (14th September) was a very busy day at the DfE. They announced two very significant changes that will impact on schools. The Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, confirmed the details of a new fairer funding system for schools in England, putting an end to the historic postcode lottery that saw […]

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FLSE News Update September 2017

  Special Educational Needs in England – Statistical First Release – DfE – 27th July 2017 Late in July, the Department for Education (DfE) published their Special Educational Needs in England 2017 statistics. The key messages were: An increase of 15,470 pupils identified as SEN (2016: 1,228,785 2017: 1,244,255) An increase of 5,380 pupils with […]

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FLSE News Update – July 2017

  New Minister of State for Children and Families The new Minister of State for Children and Families has been confirmed as Robert Goodwill MP. His portfolio will cover Children’s Social Care, Early Years and Childcare, Opportunity areas and Social Mobility and SEND. He will also be responsible for Safeguarding in Schools, Pupil Premium, School […]

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FLSE News Update April 2017

Mark Dale – Emberton takes over as Chair of FLSE At the AGM held on 6th March, Barry Payne stepped down as Chair of FLSE and was succeeded by Mark Dale-Emberton. I would like to thank Barry for all that he has done to support FLSE during his time as Chair and am delighted that […]

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February 2017 – News Update

REMINDER FLSE AGM You are invited to attend the re-convened FLSE AGM on Monday 6th March at 1.00pm. The meeting will take place at Circle Offices , Longcroft House, 2 – 8 Victoria Avenue, London, EC2M 4NS. If you are able to attend please could you let us know – info@flse.education by 3rd March to […]

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January 2017 – News Update

  Government backs projects to help safeguard vulnerable children – DfE- December 2016 Nine projects with ambitious plans to tackle specific forms of abuse affecting children have been awarded a share of government grant funding in 2016 to 2018, worth more than £2 million. The projects will work directly with children, young people and their […]

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FLSE Newsletter – December 2016

  Thank you for your continued support to FLSE. You will have read in previous newsletters that the AGM was due to take place on 7th December. Unfortunately the meeting was not quorate and therefore the AGM did not go ahead. We are looking at alternative dates in February. All members are invited to the […]

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September 2016 Update

Safeguarding The Department of Education published an updated version of Keeping Children Safe in Education on 5th September 2016. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education–2?mc_cid=485ddf377f&mc_eid=741fc3e474 This was revised from the version they published in May 2016. All the changes can be found in Annex H (Pages 71 – 75). To get further information about safeguarding in schools subscribe to Andrew […]

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July 2016 Update

Schools, Pupils and their Characteristics – DfE – National Statistics – 28th June 2016 This document contains Information collected in the January 2016 school census, including the number of schools and pupils. SEN data shows that the number of pupils classified with SEN has declined by 1% to 14.4% of pupils (1.22 million). This reduction […]

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June 2016 Update

We hope that you have all had an enjoyable and restful half term and are ready for the busy weeks ahead. Examinations, transition to new schools, teacher assessment, outcomes of SATs, scaled scores and hopefully the future of P Scales will all be on the agenda over the next few weeks.ease find below all of […]

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May 2016 – Update

The Key – State of Education Survey Report 2016 Spotlight on schools: illuminating the challenges and priorities in school leadership today. In order to compile this State of Education report, the Key collected the views of more than 2000 school leaders and governors across the country. The report covers: Pupil applications and places Pupils’ readiness […]

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March 2016 – End of Term Update

Schools national funding formula consultation – 7th March 2016 – DfE The government have announced the consultation that will be the start of the process of introducing a national funding formula from 2017 to 2018. This represents an important move towards a system where school funding is allocated on a consistent national formula. As part […]

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More February News

  Department for Education 0-25 Special Educational Needs and Disability Unit – February Newsletter In this month’s newsletter you will find information about: SEND Funding 2016 -17 Implementation Update Accountability – Ofsted/CQC update on SEN inspections Interim arrangements for statutory assessment of pupils working below the standards of national curriculum tests Update on entry criteria […]

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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 […]

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