February 2019 Newsletter

January 2019

FLSE Website

If you have any resources that you use and would like to share with colleagues please send them to me at: contact@sendforum.org

Consultation on the proposed Ofsted framework

Ofsted is seeking your views on their proposals for changes to the education inspection framework from September 2019.

The proposals offer a:

  • revised framework to focus inspection on what children learn through the curriculum, rather than over-reliance on performance data
  • calling of time on the culture of ‘teaching to the test’ and off-rolling
  • new separate behaviour judgement to give parents reassurance that behaviour is good
  • most evidence-based, research-informed and tested framework in Ofsted’s 26-year history

For more information visit the Ofsted website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/education-inspection-framework

This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 5 April 2019

I will be submitting a response on behalf of FLSE – if you would like to contribute to this response please let me have your comments by Friday 29th March to lorrainepetersen@btinternet.com

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium: 2018 to 2019

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2.

In 2018 to 2019, they are allocating funding to schools on the basis that they receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2017 to 2018. It will be adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2018 census.

Further information can be found on the DfE website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/year-7-literacy-and-numeracy-catch-up-premium-guide-for-schools


IPSEA – SEN Law Conference

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Prospero House, London SE1 1GA

IPSEA, Douglas Silas Solicitors, and Matrix are jointly delighted to announce the staging of the annual SEN Law Conference to be held on Tuesday 5th March 2019 at Prospero House in Central London.

This one day specialist SEN Law Conference will provide legal and policy updates across all aspects of this fast-moving and developing area of law.



Engage in Their Future South/South East Conference

Muntham House School

March 15th 2019


Communities Provisions and Schools.

Engage in Their Future Annual Conference

Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Stratford upon Avon

Engaging with our Behaviour : Building Resilient Communities

Engage In Their Future Creative Awards

The engage in their future National Creative Awards celebrates its fifth birthday this year having developed from a regional project in the North West. It is a unique scheme that encourages the students and staff at engage in their future member schools to get creative around a particular theme. Participants can choose to express that creativity through poetry, short story writing or photography.

Closing Date for entries is Friday 3rd May

Please visit the events page of the Engage Website http://www.engageintheirfuture.org/


Girls with Autism – Many Voices Conference

Tuesday 2nd April 2019 – London


Leading on SEND across all schools conference 2019 – Diversity, Difference, Dynamics 

Wednesday, 3rd April

NAHT’s SEND conference is leading the way in challenging diversity and will focus on the varied obstacles and experiences for both young people with SEND, and the adults working with them



Adverse Childhood Events in Education – helping schools to understand and support

Wednesday 1st May

Church House Westminster, Dean’s Yard, London, SW10 3NZ

Almost half of children in the UK experience at least one significant Adverse Childhood Event, such as abuse, neglect or the loss of a parent from their lives. ACEs have a major impact on adult health and wellbeing.



After 26 years in London, and due to increasing visitor demand, the TES SEN Show is expanding in 2019 with the launch of an additional new event: TES SEN North.

TES SEN North 2019 will take place in the heart of Manchester at the iconic Manchester Central, to provide SEN professionals from across the UK with a new opportunity to access high-quality, relevant SEN training, suppliers and learning opportunities, and in turn to provide specialist SEN suppliers, associations and charities with a new way to reach SEN professionals nationally.

10th and 11th May 2019


Free Resources

UK Safer Internet Centre

An excellent website where you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online. The website contains information for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals.


Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is a children’s mental health charity with over 60 years’ experience of caring for young minds. There are excellent mental health and well-being resources on their Schools in Mind webpage.


Place2Be Children’s Mental Health Week Resources

You may have missed Children’s Mental Health Week (4th – 10th February) but you can still access some excellent resources from Place2Be which you can use at any-time of the year to promote Mental health and Well-being.


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