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Category Archives: Education

Minister Nadhim Zahawi meets Parent Carer Forums

Children with SEND and their families are facing an incredibly challenging environment. Cuts to local services, problems with joint working across agencies, increasing concerns about the experiences of children with SEND in mainstream schools, and poor opportunities for children leaving education have meant the work of Parent Carer Forums is more relevant than ever before. […]

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SEN Support Talking Point and latest SEND data

The NNPCF have developed our SEN Support Talking Point . This reflects upon statistics released from the DfE in January 2018 alongside other data sources and our own members survey carried out this year, all are cited within the talking point. The highlights of our report include: Concerns raised by parent carer forums about the […]

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Review of School Exclusions

On Wednesday 27th June, NNPCF co-chairs Maureen Morris and Mrunal Sisodia attended a roundtable meeting of the school exclusions review being chaired by Edward Timpson. The review has been set up by the Department for Education to explore how head teachers use exclusions in practice and why some groups of pupils (including those with SEND) […]

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NNPCF Responds to the SEND Inquiry

The NNPCF has today submitted their written evidence to the Education Committee Inquiry into support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  You can read more about this Inquiry by clicking the link below. https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/education-committee/news-parliament-2017/special-educational-needs-and-disability-launch-17-19/ In line with the general practice of select committees, we are not permitted to share […]

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School Exclusions Review – NNPCF Response

In response to the schools exclusions review that has been taking place, the NNPCF asked its members to contribute towards a national response. A survey was sent out to all parent carer forums to offer them an opportunity to participate in our national response. 22%  of Parent Carer Forums responded to our survey informing our […]

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DfE announce additional capital funding for SEND pupils

The NNPCF are pleased to see a commitment to SEND pupils being demonstrated by the additional capital funding announced to support the development of specialist facilities or placements for children with SEND. Parent Carer Forums are identified as a crucial partner within the commissioning process when LAs look towards spending their allocated funding. We encourage […]

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DfE Newsletter May 2018

The latest edition of the DfE Newsletter focuses on the Transfer from statement to EHCP deadline, EHE consultation, Education Select Committee Inquiry, and more. Whilst the NNPCF welcome the news that 98% of transfers were completed on time the focus now needs to be on delivering good quality and timely annual reviews. The annual review […]

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Special Education Consortium Position Statement on High Needs Funding

The Special Education Consortium have released their SEC position statement on high needs funding in response to the concerns being raised about High Needs Funding. NNPCF Co-Chairs were approached about supporting SEC in raising these concerns more formally, they have released the below statement for our member parent carer forums: After discussing it with the […]

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NNPCF co-chairs meet with officials at the Department for Education

On Monday 23rd April, NNPCF co-chairs Maureen Morris and Mrunal Sisodia met with officials and advisers at the Department for Education. In a wide-ranging conversation, they discussed a number of the priorities that have been raised to the NNPCF Steering Group by our membership over the past few months. They shared the concerns raised by […]

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