Many schools are up to their necks in risk assessments in an attempt to keep their staff and students as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. But where does this leave you with regard to supply staff and is …

Supply staff – to book or not to book during COVID-19? Your questions answered. Read more »

As proud partners of the National Autistic Society, Axcis want to help spread the word about an important issue. 87% of campaigners for the charity told them that they or someone they know waited too long for an autism diagnosis. There are just two days …

URGENT: The NAS need your support today – sign this letter! Read more »

The SSAT have recently performed a survey of headteachers on their feelings towards the new EBacc arrangements… but what did they have to say about the controversial system being outlined by our new government? And where does it leave SEND …

SSAT Survey Heads on EBacc and find that 90% of schools would need to cut other subjects. Read more »

At Axcis, we have been working with Rona Tutt for a number of years now. As a well respected figure in the field of SEND Education, her blog is always popular and we are lucky enough that she has written …

Embedding the SEND Reforms – An Insight from Rona Tutt Read more »

Do you employ a nanny or a care/support worker for your SEND child? You could be missing out on a £2,000 claim against National Insurance Payments. In 2014, the Government announced a new scheme to allow certain employers to forego …

Are you missing out on your £2K allowance? SEND parents read on… Read more »

Isn’t it about time we had a compulsory curriculum for teacher training? And shouldn’t it include a more substantial element of special educational needs training? Surprisingly, it is still at the discretion of the college offering the course to decide …

nasen leading the way for better SEND teacher training Read more »

A broad range of reforms for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) came into effect in September 2014. The reforms are intended to help deliver better outcomes for children and young people and more effective …

EBD to be replaced by SMEH Read more »

At Axcis, we are very proud of our vetting procedures. We conform to all DfE guidelines and ensure our staff are fully compliant before sending them to your school. But how does that make us any different to any other …

The Importance of Safeguarding and Knowing Your Agency Read more »