02 May

Co-op Academies Trust slams ‘fundamentally flawed’ Progress 8 »

Co-op Academies Trust slams ‘fundamentally flawed’ Progress 8
A major academy trust has slammed the “fundamentally flawed” progress 8 performance measure for punishing schools with c

29 Mar

Consultation on post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below »

Consultation on post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below
As I imagine you are already aware, the Government’s consultation on the review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below i

27 Mar

Consultation on mandatory learning disability and autism training »

Consultation on mandatory learning disability and autism training
The Department of Health and Social Care is currently consulting on mandatory learning disability and autism training.

18 Mar

Consultation on the draft Interprofessional Dysphagia Framework (IDF) »

Consultation on the draft Interprofessional Dysphagia Framework (IDF)
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is pleased to announce that the consultation on the draft Interprofe

01 Mar

Information about the DfE’s ‘SEN Futures’ initiative »

Information about the  DfE’s ‘SEN Futures’ initiative
We were delighted to receive this communication from the Department earlier today.

18 Dec

Your voice has made a difference »

Your voice has made a difference
As you know, SSV members have been lobbying government for the last 6 months with particular regard to the financial position many of our schools find themse

05 Dec

Financial Pressures Faced by Schools!!!!! »

Financial pressures not having an impact upon standards!!!!!
Further to Graham’s blog (see link below) in relation to Amanda Spielman publicly saying that the financial pressures faced by

23 Nov

Legislation / Statutory Guidance on SEND Transport and Special Schools »

Legislation / Statutory Guidance on SEND Transport and Special Schools
Our country has accepted for many decades now that children who used to be considered ineducable are indeed capable of

18 Oct

Response to the High Needs Block Demands »

Following emails received from Special Schools, SSV have sent a letter (which can be viewed here) to Stuart Miller, Deputy Director of SEND, with regards to the following:
Whitefield Academy

28 Jun

SWALSS Executive Officer Vacancy »

SWALSS Executive Officer Vacancy
After many successful years, the SWALSS CEO is retiring.