National Advisory Group on SEN and Disability Reforms
On 5th November I attended the first meeting of the National Advisory Group on SEN and Disability Reforms. The easiest way to report back to you is via the detailed mind map I prepared whilst at the meeting. There were no tangible outcomes from the meeting but it was a useful sharing thoughts from the wide representation present. Please see the attached document and let me know if you have any questions and or comments.
On Wednesday 7th we had a FLSE National Executive Meeting at Ashfield Academy in Leicester. The minutes will be out shortly but here are some of the main bullet points:
- From now on national executive meetings shall have a one-subject focussed discussion in the am and FLSE business in the pm – we shall open out the discussion meeting to members.
- We proposed an extended study of the effects of the Green Paper and Funding Reforms on individual children by choosing 5 or 6 children from each one of the 9 FLSE regions (this is to bring a pupil-focussed element to our discussions on the reforms and judge 'real' impact). I hope you will feel able to support this and we'll provide more details shortly.
- FLSE member school, Parkside in Norwich, has recently been judged outstanding under the new framework and has some information to share on presenting information on pupil progress. We are going to arrange a sharing session for all members and invite contributions from other recently inspected schools.
I hope you find these proposals interesting and supportive. Please let me have any thoughts.
With best wishes to all.