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Future views on SEN policy by Mind Map: Future views on SEN policy
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Future views on SEN policy

Special schools




AfA students made "significantly better progress"

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Absenteeism reduced from 12% to 3.5%

Harder to reach parents but can be very effective method of engaging them

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ICT policy and practice


Data collection and use

National media interest, at last

Lamb - focus needed on outcomes rather than processes

New focus on parental involvement

Structured conversations

Positive approach to dealing with students and their parents

new information about parents and dmaily interests that help tp motivate learners

Making positive rather than negative contact

See Green paper March 2011


Good teaching and learning

Early identification

Parental engagement

The value of leaders especially head teachers in developing good practice

Key elemant of AfA is the support from SLTs - The school ethos must reflect the 3A's - Achievement, Access and Aspirations

focusing on outcomes not processes- reducing the need for large meetings about process

More use of data which is month to month not year to year

Tracking carefully used . Not 32 different measures but just one hoilistic measure that gives valuable detail- reported centrally- very simple system

Teachers have full access to the data

Funding to schools depends on the need in the school currently. But is is not the money it is the mind set

Mindset to be that 'Provision is basedon NEED and not Label


A radical approach which is vital because 20% pupils fall into this category

OFSTED have been involved in this process

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Lorraine Petersen