I attended the SEND Futures Conference organised by Richmond & Kingston’s provider of Children’s Services, Achieving for Children. Over 325 teachers, SENDCOs, voluntary sector organisations and charities, attended the spacious venue at Twickenham Stoop. There were presentations on a number of issues including Whole School Send and SCERTS (a framework for delivering intervention for children and young people with autism). The SCERTS programme was delivered by the borough’s Educational Psychology service.
I came away with a brain full of ideas and as many questions. One of the key things I learned was that the world of education and SEND is in constant motion. Professionals operating in the field need to limber up. High-level policy is changing, which affects many of families and those they care for.
Whilst it is not possible to follow every academic paper or policy consultation document, it is important to be aware that even as individuals…
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