The education of children living in children’s homes

Background This study covers: the full range of school-aged children living in children’s homes, including those attending primary schools, secondary schools and further education and skills (FES) providers a wide range of educational provision types, including state-funded, independent, mainstream and special education provisions the period between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 Main findingsContinue reading “The education of children living in children’s homes”

What are the common features of the best residential special schools? – Ofsted: developments in children’s social care

Residential special schools care for some of the most vulnerable children in our society. This includes those children with complex special educational needs and/or disabilities. This blog from OFSTED considers the common features in what they do well. READ A 10 to 11-year old boy talking to an adult and showing him, what looks likeContinue reading “What are the common features of the best residential special schools? – Ofsted: developments in children’s social care”

Secure Schools Vision

As part of the Ministry of Justice commitment to reforming youth justice system, they set out their vision for Secure Schools Details     This paper sets out an initial vision for what they are trying to achieve with secure schools and is aligned to the key principles set out by Charlie Taylor:   childContinue reading “Secure Schools Vision”

Residential special schools and colleges: support for children

An independent review of the experiences and outcomes of children in residential special schools and colleges, and government response. This report by Dame Christine Lenehan and Mark Geraghty sets out: how children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) are currently supported in residential special schools and colleges recommendations to support children,Continue reading “Residential special schools and colleges: support for children”