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.

30 Apr

Exciting job opportunities available at nasen »

Exciting job opportunities available at nasen
Please find below a link to information regarding some exciting new roles we are looking to recruit to at Whole school SEND.

23 Mar

Minutes from the meeting with the DfE – 14th March 2018 »

Minutes from the meeting with the DfE – 14th March 2018
Minutes from the meeting held on 14th March can be found here.

11 Dec

The Rationale for a Strategic National Model for Special School Places »

The Rationale for a Strategic National Model for Special School Places
My personal philosophy has always been that we need different types of school within our education system so that all l

17 Nov

Preparing for Adulthood resource link »

This supportive tool has been designed by the Department for Education (DfE) to promote consideration of the four PfA outcomes as part of EHC planning across the age range.

25 Sep

Welcome back! »

Welcome back!
Welcome back to a new school year, I trust you all had a restful Summer.