Disability


Inclusion, equality and the law

There are a range of statutory requirements that all schools must meet to ensure the inclusion of children and young people with disabilities and SEN. Navin Kikabhai looks at what the law requires and offers best practice advice


Planning a new SEND building

Developing new facilities and buildings to cater for pupils with SEN and disabilities can be a challenge for schools. Gareth Barber discusses the requirements, offers expert advice, and looks at a case study of one school’s building project


Approaches to SEN support

Award-winning teacher Jacky Wyatt offers some insights into effective approaches to support pupils with SEN during their time at primary school


The SEND Code of Practice explained

Schools are still getting to grips with the implications of the SEN reforms and the new SEN and Disability Code of Practice. We asked inclusion expert Daniel Sobel to summarise the key changes


Case study: Meeting complex SEN

We continue our focus on the work of Nasen’s Outstanding Schools. This time, we visit special school Camberwell Park to find out about its collaborative approach, working with parents and external services to meet their pupils’ complex needs


Preparing for SEN reform

As a new SEN and disability Code of Practice awaits publication, Jane Friswell summarises the challenges facing schools as the special needs sector undergoes major reform.

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