Results 1–20 of 65 for special educational need speaker:Damian Hinds

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Absenteeism (23 Feb 2024)

Damian Hinds: ...children and young people receive NHS-funded mental health support, compared to 2018. The department expects schools to ensure data is regularly monitored for pupils with long term illnesses and/or Special Educational Needs or Disabilities, including at board and governing body meetings and in targeting support meetings with the local authority so that additional support from other...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Autism (19 Feb 2024)

Damian Hinds: The department is committed to ensuring that all pupils can reach their potential and receive excellent support from their teachers. Therefore, consideration of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) underpins both the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Core Content Framework (CCF) and Early Career Framework (ECF) which set out the entitlement of trainee teachers and early career...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Transport (19 Feb 2024)

Damian Hinds: ...The legal responsibility for providing free home-to-school travel for eligible pupils sits with local authorities, who will hold any data available on the amount spent on taxis for children with an Education, Health and Care plan. However, the government does publish local authority expenditure data based on Section 251 outturn returns, which includes total expenditure on home-to-school...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Mental Health and Neurodiversity (19 Feb 2024)

Damian Hinds: ...to ensuring that all pupils can reach their potential and receive excellent support from their teachers. The Teachers’ Standards sets clear expectations that teachers must understand the needs of all pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Consideration of SEND underpins both the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Core Content Framework (CCF) and Early...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Autism (12 Feb 2024)

Damian Hinds: The department has reviewed the Initial Teacher Training Core Content Framework alongside the Early Career Framework (ECF) during 2023, in partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation and groups of sector experts, including Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) specialists. This included a public call for evidence. Following this review, the updated and combined Initial...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Greater London ( 6 Feb 2024)

Damian Hinds: ...of growth funding to allow local authorities to use growth funding to meet the revenue costs of removing surplus places. Such funding could support local authorities to repurpose space to create Special Educational needs and Disability (SEND) units, resourced bases, or wraparound childcare provision in mainstream schools. This is activity which we know many local authorities are already...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training ( 5 Feb 2024)

Damian Hinds: The department reviewed the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Core Content Framework and the Early Career Framework (ECF) during 2023, in partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation and groups of sector experts, including Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) specialists. This review included a public call for evidence. Following this review, the updated and combined...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Blackpool South ( 2 Feb 2024)

Damian Hinds: ...characteristics, is published in the ‘Pupil absence in schools in England’ national statistic. This publication for the latest full academic year, 2021/22, is available at: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-sta tistics/pupil-absence-in-schools-in-england/2021-22. A pupil is classified as persistently absent if they miss 10% or more of their own possible...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Sick Leave (29 Jan 2024)

Damian Hinds: ...school absence due to chronic health conditions. Local authorities’ expenditure arising from the authority’s functions under section 19 in chapter III of part I (exceptional provision of education in pupil referral units or elsewhere), and under chapter II of part VI (school attendance), of the Education Act 1996, and their functions under the Children and Families Act 2014 to support...

Education: Falling Pupil Rolls (29 Jan 2024)

Damian Hinds: .... There will also be some repurposing of some space in schools—I am not speaking specifically about her constituency—with opportunities for more early years provision in some cases, and more special educational needs provision. We will have to be agile and ensure that there is still sufficient space for parental choice.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Blackpool North and Cleveleys (24 Jan 2024)

Damian Hinds: ...50% or more of their possible sessions. This table shows the numbers and rates of persistently absent and severely absent pupils in Blackpool North and Cleveleys parliamentary constituency by Special Educational Need (SEN) status for the latest full academic year available, 2021/22. Persistent absentees Persistent absentee % Severe absentees Severe absentee % SEN1 Support 491...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Free School Meals (23 Jan 2024)

Damian Hinds: There are many pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) status that meet the eligibility criteria necessary for free school meals (FSM). The latest published statistics show that 41.1% of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan and 37.5% of pupils on SEND support were eligible for FSM provision in 2023. Similarly, many children with disabilities but not Special...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Absenteeism (22 Jan 2024)

Damian Hinds: ...and extracurricular activities, to improving other schools’ processes and analysis, these hubs are already making a real difference, with more than one million pupils being supported into regular education. The department is also expanding the three-year mentoring programme to tackle absenteeism. Backed by an additional investment of £15 million, this programme provides direct intensive...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Neurodiversity (17 Jan 2024)

Damian Hinds: ...are under legal duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils in their care. In doing so, they must have due regard to the department’s statutory guidance, ‘Keeping children safe in education’. Schools are also legally required to meet the needs of individual pupils, including pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Where a school has failed to carry out its...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Discipline (16 Jan 2024)

Damian Hinds: ...on pupils sharing particular characteristics. Any school behaviour policy must be lawful, proportionate and reasonable and comply with the school’s duties under the Equality Act 2010 and the Education and Inspections Act 2006. Account must be taken of a pupil’s age, any Special Educational Needs or Disability they may have, and any religious requirements affecting them. Schools have a...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Mental Health (16 Jan 2024)

Damian Hinds: Regular attendance at school is vital for children’s education, wellbeing and long-term development. The department’s new attendance guidance makes clear that attendance is everyone’s business, and that the department expects schools, trusts and local authority services to work together to improve attendance by providing the right support to families. In particular, the guidance aims to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Discipline (16 Jan 2024)

Damian Hinds: The department does not collect data on the impact of behaviour policies on pupils, including those who have autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mental health needs or who are neurodivergent. In July 2022, the department published updated guidance on Behaviour in Schools which is the primary source of help and support for schools on developing and implementing a behaviour...

Written Answers — Department for Education: South Bank Multi Academy Trust: Standards (16 Jan 2024)

Damian Hinds: Ofsted plays a vital role by providing independent judgement on the educational performance of each school within a trust through its school inspection programme. The department, acting through the Regional Directors, will act wherever an academy is judged ‘Inadequate’ by Ofsted. As part of school level inspections, inspectors consider how leaders and other staff create a safe, calm,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Discipline (15 Jan 2024)

Damian Hinds: In July 2022, the Department for Education published the updated ‘Behaviour in Schools’ guidance, which is the primary source of help and support for schools on developing and implementing a behaviour policy that can create a school culture with high expectations of behaviour. Any school behaviour policy must be lawful, proportionate and reasonable and comply with the school’s duties...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Mental Health (15 Jan 2024)

Damian Hinds: The department does not collect data on the impact of behaviour policies on pupils who have mental health needs or are neurodivergent, or those who are absent from school. In July 2022, the department published updated guidance on Behaviour in Schools and Suspension and Permanent Exclusion statutory guidance. These documents provide clarity and support to schools on how to manage behaviour...


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