find out what the SEND review means for your school
Educational consultant, Lorraine Petersen OBE explains and answers your questions!
Watch the FREE broadcast recording that took place live 3 May 2022
Watch Lorraine Petersen speaking about her hopes for The SEND Review
**The Government published the green paper
SEND Review: Right support, right place, right time
on 29 March 2022.**
It sets out proposals for a SEND and alternative provision system that offers children and young people the opportunity to thrive, with access to the right support, in the right place, and at the right time, so they can fulfil their potential and lead happy, healthy and productive adult lives. The Department for Education is now undertaking a public consultation on the green paper’s proposals. Make sure you have your say!
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What you need to know about the SEND review?
The SEND Review was launched in September 2019. Its aim was to review the SEND reforms introduced in 2014. Delayed by the global pandemic, it was finally published on 29th March 2022.
On 3 May, in a FREE live online broadcast, Lorraine outlined the content of the SEND Review and the implications for schools, young people and their families.
Lorraine’s session will cover:
- The history behind the SEND Review
- The SEND Review – what was announced?
- SEN support
- The role of the SENCO
- What it means for schools
What changes will the send review make?
This extract from an open letter to Parents and Carers of children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities gives us some clues…
“Based on what we have heard and the evidence we have gathered, we know that it is important that proposals offer a way forward to reduce local variation.
We also need to improve early intervention, make clearer the support and services everyone should be able to expect, and have funding and accountability systems in place which support this.”
Will Quince MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families
About lorraine petersen
Lorraine has 25 years’ experience in mainstream and special school environments as a Teacher and Headteacher.
From 2004 – 2013 Lorraine was CEO of nasen, a charitable organisation supporting all those who work with children and young people with SEND. She worked on a number of projects with various agencies including the Department for Education, the National College of Teaching and Leadership and UKTI. She has also been a chair, keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at numerous national and international events and conferences. In 2009 Lorraine was awarded an OBE for her services to education.
Lorraine now runs LPEC an educational consultancy dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, including those with mental health needs. www.lpec.org.uk/SEND Review
SENCOs loved Lorraine’s Response to the SEND Review session, here’s some of the feedback shared with us…
“Easy chapter by chapter summary of a very long and daunting document made it much clearer and easier to understand key points and implications on schools and role of SENCo”
Nic Bateman – SENCo & Reception/Year1 Teacher, Our Lady and St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School
“She really understands the role of the SENCO and was very clear on the expectations of schools to make reasonable adjustments, it was really useful to listen to someone who has such a wealth of experience in the world of SEND.”
Helen Jones – SENCO, All Saints’ CE Primary
“It was very helpful to have a clear overview of the green paper, and it is always good to hear Lorraine’s thoughts on SEN policy and practice as she has such a good overview of the national picture.”
Rachael Falkner – Senior Lecturer in SEN, Oxford Brookes University
“It helps to listen to someone else’s thoughts especially when they are so experienced and have the same priorities. The document is long and it’s helpful / reassuring to have a professional overview.”
Clare Regan – Leader of Inclusion and SENCo, Tanbridge House School
watch Lorraine petersen’s response to the send review
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