Opinion

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
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
SEND

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
Staffroom - Opinion

Staff voices get marginalised in hierarchical workforces

Lecturers for ‘lower ability’ groups are sometimes not treated with the same respect as A-level staff, writes Chantal Brown...

Jess Staufenberg
Chantal Brown
Staffroom - Opinion

Let’s inspire learners with SEND to realise they benefit employers

Many learners with SEND are held back by self-doubt, writes Lee Dale You are sat in a waiting room,...

Jess Staufenberg
Lee Dale
FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Special educational needs provision, sustainability and the spending review

This week Shane is joined by David Russell, chief executive at the Education and Training Foundation, and Fiona Aldridge,...

Jess Staufenberg
The FE Week Podcast
News

Revealed: The 3 colleges that will share £1.2m to open centres for excellence in SEND

Three colleges have been chosen to open centres for excellence in special educational needs and disabilities. City College Norwich,...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

DfE launches consultation on improving SEND funding arrangements for colleges

The Department for Education has today launched a consultation on how to improve funding arrangements for learners with high...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
Opinion

Let’s spend more cash on SEND learners and less on admin

Some of the funding that used to be spent on support for learning disabilities now goes on administration. Students...

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