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Issue seven: The SEND Practitioner

The SEND Practitioner
Issue seven
In the wake of September
– the post-SEN reform landscape
October 2014
A Q&A with nasen’s Jane Friswell


The SEN reforms ‘kicked in’ over six weeks ago. Since then, teachers and settings across the country have been trying to make sense of the myriad of changes sweeping through education. With this in mind, we held off publishing a September version of The SEND Practitioner. We thought that, given the raft of changes, it might be a trifle premature. Fittingly, during this brief hiatus, we received a number of emails from our readers focusing on a range of queries from the accountability and funding transparency of local authorities, through to questions about the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Given such degrees of change, we were delighted when Jane Friswell – CEO of nasen – agreed to speak to us. Jane has been instrumental in setting up nasen’s Gateway with the DfE and has an in-depth understanding of the SEN reforms. If you want to know what you really need to know, then Jane’s responses will enlighten, inform and ground you in the year ahead.

As ever, if you have any thoughts, queries, comments or concerns, please do get in touch.

Kind regards,

Edward Farrow
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