The world of education policy does not stand still. And neither does our thinking. These blogs provide an introduction to where we stand on the emerging issues of the day, as well as sharing our thoughts on the future.
This week, Global Accessibility Awareness Day will strike an especially deep chord for many involved in SEN education. During months of challenges induced by the pandemic, many SEN learners across the country were confronted with extra layers of accessibility issues, facing disruption to the stable, supported and often specialist environment offered to them. In our work with schools, SEN educators and families, we’ve been inspired by the dedication to ‘surviving’ this period and finding new ways for learning to ‘thrive’.
Post-16 education in England is at a crossroads. The recently published Skills for Jobs White Paper set out the proposed reforms to post-16 technical education and training. A lot of this work is already underway within Government, and we anticipate further measures to be introduced as part of the programme announced in this week’s Queen’s Speech.
Over the past year, millions of families across the UK have discovered what a comparative few already knew: that while we typically think of school as a place, the walls and halls, desks and bells do not a school make.