August 27, 2015
‘Deafness is not a learning disability and yet in England just 36% of deaf children achieved five good GCSEs last year, compared to 65% of hearing children.’ Susan Daniels OBE in the 12th issue of The SEND Practitioner In line with Susan Daniel’s startling statistic, we published the 12th issue of The SEND Practitioner on the […]
July 15, 2015
It was lovely and rewarding to witness our dedicated delegates receive their PGCerts and MEds at Middlesex University this morning. To see their months and years of hard work come to fruition on their day of graduation means a great deal to all of us at Real Training. Congratulations to all of our hard-working graduates […]
June 2, 2015
‘If you stick with the values behind the Code of Practice – with its real focus on outcomes (not provision) and on parental and young people’s involvement – you will see real, improved outcomes. … Let these positive outcomes determine your path and your provision will follow.’ Brian Lamb in the 11th issue of The SEND […]
May 22, 2015
We had a super time exhibiting at nasen live on 20–21 May. It was great to meet so many people and to introduce them to the merits of our Professional Assessment Programme; National Award; CCET and MEd SEND. We also enjoyed attending excellent talks by leading education lawyer Mark Blois and nasen chief executive Jane […]
April 27, 2015
‘Let’s make inclusion happen between us, nobody else is going to do it. Don’t wait for the government, and don’t wait for the DfE. We have got to do this together really. Let’s move forward and let’s use the person-centred planning way of working as tools to enable us to reach a truly inclusive society […]
February 27, 2015
‘As a lawyer it’s easy to highlight the weaknesses and vulnerable spots in the legislation and the risks and the legal pitfalls that we have discussed. However, if SEND practitioners get hung up on the pitfalls and negatives, rather than seizing the opportunity to try and push through cultural change, then we probably won’t see […]
November 29, 2014
‘[Our] inclusive approach, combined with effective classroom support (particularly in maths and English), means that we are able to meet the needs of our students.’ Francesca Richards (Frederick Bremer’s SENCO) From senior management, to school staff; from pupils, to parents; Educating the East End is a singular triumph that champions the nurturing power of a school […]
October 20, 2014
‘Keep calm and don’t panic. If you’re confident that you’re providing good quality provision for all children in your setting, then the new SEN requirements should not be a great challenge for you. Whatever you do, make sure that you use this year as an opportunity to review and reflect on your good, and maybe […]
September 17, 2014
We have put The SEND Practitioner on hold for this month. Why, you may ask? We’re waiting for the dust to settle and looking forward to interviewing a big name in SEND this coming October. We’ll keep you posted!
August 29, 2014
‘Don’t panic! Remember, 1 September is the start of the process. To that end, schools, local authorities and the DfE are all anticipating at least a three-year transition period. It’s an organic process, so we aren’t expected to do everything at once.’ Natalie Packer The sixth issue of The SEND Practitioner published today – on the […]
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