The DfE sees SEND learners as an economic problem to solve 

The green paper offers scant support for older learners and has a narrow focus on employment outcomes, writes David...

Jess Staufenberg
David Ellis

Digitising EHCPs does not solve the huge waiting lists for them

Students are still desperately waiting for education, health and care plans – and this support should continue into HE...

Jess Staufenberg
Sam Parrett

Let’s have a new era of skills devolution to local leaders

Being given responsibility for the AEB has allowed City Hall to drive an increase in Londoners retraining, writes Jules...

Jess Staufenberg
Jules Pipe

Specialist SEND colleges go unmentioned in the green paper – that must change

The government should mandate local authorities to include specialist colleges in the new inclusion plans, writes Clare Howard Nadhim...

Jess Staufenberg
Clare Howard
FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Is disability the hidden diversity issue?

In this episode, education journalist Jess Staufenberg explores disability – or differing ability – and what it means as...

Jess Staufenberg
The FE Week Podcast

Parents of older learners will be sceptical about the SEND review

The fight for resources becomes harder the older students become – making the SEND review especially critical for this...

Jess Staufenberg
Rachel Amos and Janvi Patel