A summer of SEND

The summer is over.  The kids are back at school, but for many SEND families, the summer has been a stressful time.  Usually I claim we’ve had a good holiday.  Perhaps it’s because as a family we are now managing to go away and find solutions for some of the challenges we face, during non-term time.…

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SEND: Another school year comes to a close

I honestly can’t believe the school holidays are almost upon us! But they are, so welcome to July’s SEND Round-up, bringing together posts about our kids and reflecting on their time at school. The years go by so quickly in our home.  It seems I go from helping our ADHD lad with his homework to Sport’s…

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SEND: Conferences & awards

As always it’s been a busy month for SEND Bloggers. There’s been several events on recently that have focused on this area and these brilliant people. June’s FESTable, is the UK’s first National Festival of Specialist Learning that brings together young people, parents and professionals to debate, challenge, learn and to look for solutions facing…

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SEND Round-up: The unknown & unrecognised

Sometimes it seems that there is so much we don’t know when it comes to our special educational needs children. As they say, knowledge is power, but often it’s just not possible to know something or it’s simply difficult to recognise it in our kids, or even in ourselves. What could seem more unknown than…

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SEND Round-up: Awareness & acceptance

It’s been a busy month for SEND Bloggers. If nothing else, we’ve had the Easter break and that can be challenging for many of us as routines are changed or we try to get out somewhere. Not that the weather has been on board much for that! And in some cases, that’s down to a…

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SEND Round-up: Black, white & greys

Welcome to the March SEND Round-up.  I’d say welcome to Spring, but it doesn’t appear to be here yet. My kids love it, but I’m getting some questions and some arguments about whether it’s officially ‘spring’ or not. Do we go by the date or the weather?  Sometimes the answer isn’t black and white and…

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