Category: Policy

Here you’ll find updates on the latest legal and policy developments in the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) sector. If you have any news you’d like to share with us, get in touch today!

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

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

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

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

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Embedding the SEND Reforms – An Insight from Rona Tutt

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

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

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

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nasen leading the way for better SEND teacher training

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

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EBD to be replaced by SMEH

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

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The Importance of Safeguarding and Knowing Your Agency

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

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SEN – The Changes

As the Children and Families Bill works its way through Parliament, there are a number of unanswered questions on what future SEN provision will look like. This is particularly true for children who don’t need the new combined education, health

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Gaps In Provision

Under the new arrangements, School Action and School Action Plus will be replaced by the combined EHCP. Children who have a combined plan will have the same level of statutory protection as they did under the previous statement of SEN.

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