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Monthly Communication Archives: July 2020

Leading SEND (special education needs and disabilities) What settings need to consider for September 2020

This guide aims to support schools / colleges in the planning for SEND learners as they transition back into school / college following the COVID 19 pandemic. It seeks to provide advice and guidance. It is based on Department for Education (DfE) Guidance and seeks to extract the key messages and advice. It is not […]

Preparation for HLTA Assessment Training

Flexible staffing and career development for TAs The current pandemic has shown the need for schools to build flexibility into staffing structures so they can adapt quickly to fundamental changes and still meet pupil needs. Since 2004, HLTAs have been part of the school workforce, giving a more flexible way to cover staff absence and […]

New Special Free School

DCC is consulting on establishing a new Special Free School.  A new Special Needs School is proposed to meet the growing demand for places with provision for 80-100 pupils with social, emotional and mental health/autistic spectrum needs being proposed. The proposed location has yet to be identified but we are exploring sites located along the […]

Special School proposals under consultation: Pathfield School and Bidwell Brook School

DCC is consulting on changes to provision at the following schools. Bidwell Brook School Proposal to increase capacity from 110 to 140 day places for boys and girls, aged 3-19 with severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties with effect from September 2021. Pathfield School Proposal to increase capacity from 137 to 186 […]

Autism and SLCN – Useful advice and resources (Babcock LDP)

Our communication and interaction team at Babcock LDP, have been compiling a collection of resources and helpful advice for students with Autism and Speech, Language and Communication Needs. This advice covers a variety of themes from communication tips to support anxiety to supporting back to school transition. Find out more about the resources here

Free school meals registration – Covid summer food fund

The Covid summer food fund will ensure eligible children registered for free school meals by 10 July can continue to access support over the summer holidays. It’s important to make sure as many families as possible are aware of the support available to them during such a difficult time and continue to register for free school meals, particularly if they have not done […]