Welcome back, we hope you had a lovely Easter break. As The House of Commons and schools return we have rounded up the events and articles to be aware of in the education and SEND world.
Theresa May has called for a General Election to take place on the 8th June. She will need a 2/3 super-majority in the House of Commons in order for it to go ahead due to the Fixed Term Parliament Act. We will have a piece out on what it means for education and SEND shortly….
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Technical and Further Education Bill: Consideration of Lords amendments – including the requirement of Ofsted to take careers advice into account in inspections of further education colleges, and requiring the Secretary of State to make under-20s in apprenticeships eligible for child benefits.
Motions on Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations 2016 and Higher Education (Higher Amount) (England) Regulations 2016: Debate will be on set limits on the maximum fees that higher education institutions can charge students.
Motion on Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017: Debate on the the scope of people entitled to personal independence payments – a benefit for people with disabilities and health problems, around 160,000 people will be affected by this.
Education Committee has an evidence session on fostering at 9:30am in the Grimond Room.
The Prisons and Courts Bill is in Public Bill Committee stage (11.30 am and 2.00 pm, room 12).
Read the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists fact sheet on the Bill here.
Find out what’s on here.
Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) in partnership with National Care Forum published report Co-producing technology: harnessing digital solutions for social care – outlining how health and social care providers must collaborate with users of services when designing apps, websites and other digital technologies.
From Jack Davies at LLS: ‘We need a culture shift to stop pupils with SEND being excluded unfairly’ Read more.
Special Needs Jungle: ‘Inclusion and putting the ‘Disability’ back into SEND’ Read more.