Ofsted, SEND

‘Outstanding’ inspection leaves SEND college buzzing

Principal said investing in teaching and support staff was 'paramount' to their success

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Colleges, Long read, SEND

National Star College: teaching students how to speak up and fight back

Dan, who has cerebral palsy and communicates with the world through technology that tracks his eye movements, giggles with...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Apprenticeships, SEND

SEND apprenticeship pilot proving a hit

Relaxing of functional skills rules removes barriers for people with learning difficulties

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
SEND

Revealed: Councils chosen to lead local SEND inclusion plans

Ministers also confirmed 7 new SEND free schools in cash-strapped council areas

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
SEND

Families face a postcode lottery for SEND support. That needs to change

Special needs staff work tirelessly to meet students' needs, but often this job has been too hard, writes children's...

Shane Chowen
Claire Coutinho MP
Colleges, Ofsted, SEND

SEND college to close after second ‘inadequate’ rating

Farleigh FE college will close its doors to learners with autism this summer

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Ofsted, SEND

Specialist college sweeps ‘outstanding’ in first inspection

Inspectors praised the specialist college's use of technology and "highly skilled" staff

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Ofsted, SEND

Yorkshire SEND college fails to make safeguarding progress after third Ofsted visit in four months

Watchdog finds college had made insufficient progress in keeping learners safe

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Ofsted, SEND

London SEND college awarded top Ofsted marks

Great Oaks College branded as ‘very inclusive’ with staff that ‘go above and beyond’ their duties

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel