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Special Educational Needs – tell Ofsted what you think

by Claire Young on 7 February, 2020

On Monday there is a chance for parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs (SEND) to meet the Ofsted/CQC team who are re-visiting South Gloucestershire Council to see what improvements have been made since the last visit. The meeting will take place on Monday 10 February at BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 […]

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Update from this week’s council meeting

by Claire Young on 19 October, 2019

At the South Gloucestershire Council meeting on Wednesday we challenged the Conservatives with questions on: support for children with special needs and disabilities the future of the trading estates on the western side of Yate support for EU citizens applying for settled status recycling of plastic film diversions for roadworks An item on West of […]

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Have your say on North Road traffic calming

by Claire Young on 11 October, 2019

It’s time to have your say on plans to cut the speed limit on North Road between Mission Road and Broad Lane from 30mph to 20mph. Current speeds are too high simply to introduce a lower speed limit so the council is also proposing to install four sets of speed cushions and one speed table. […]

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Resource Base Review update

by Claire Young on 20 September, 2019

Last week we told you about a review of Resource Bases for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in South Gloucestershire. Parents have raised concerns with us, which we’ve taken up with council officials. This Wednesday Claire took that a step further. The council has a Scrutiny Commission, a committee with members from all […]

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Around South Gloucestershire there are Resource Bases attached to schools to support children with particular Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Over the summer parents, both of children with SEND and those without, took part in demonstrations after a report was published suggesting changes to those Resource Bases, including the possible closure of the one […]

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SEND advice for parents and carers

by Claire Young on 1 July, 2019

SOS SEN run a walk-in advice centre for parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disability. They support those who face difficulties making sure that their children get the right education for them. The next session will be 10am to 1pm on Monday 8th July in the Community Room at Tesco […]

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Fighting for SEND funding

by Claire Young on 7 June, 2019

Last week thousands of parents and campaigners across the country took part in a Day of Action to highlight the national crisis in Special Educational Needs (SEND) funding. Claire Young spoke at the rally in Bristol, where she was joined by her council Shadow Cabinet colleagues James Arrowsmith (Children and Young People) and Jayne Stansfield […]

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School funding pledge

by Claire Young on 26 April, 2019

Your Focus Team candidates have signed the NEU pledge to speak out for schools in our ward by calling on the Government to reverse the cuts to education budgets in South Gloucestershire. You can read the full pledge and find out more here. If you too are worried about the underfunding of our schools, you […]

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U-turn on education funding

by Claire Young on 8 February, 2019

Your Focus Team has welcomed a U-turn on education funding by local Conservatives but more support is needed for our most vulnerable children.   Last autumn the Conservatives consulted on three options – taking £3million from mainstream school funding to plug a black hole in the Special Educational Needs (SEND) budget, cutting £3m from SEND […]

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TV series highlights school funding crisis

by Claire Young on 15 November, 2018

If you’ve been watching the BBC’s “School” documentary series filmed here in South Gloucestershire, you will know the impact the funding crisis is having on our schools – and our children. If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, you can catch up on iPlayer. Now 58 local head teachers have taken the […]

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