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DfE Green Paper - Right Support, Right Place, Right Time
At the end of March, the government released its long-awaited consultation green paper on the future of Special Education Needs and Alternative Provision. NAHE has been part of the consultation group working with the DfE to get the paper to this point, and you will see reference to pupils with health needs who are unable to attend schools alongside other types of children in AP and SEND schools. The consultation closes on 22nd July 2022.
Thank you to all of you who attended the various consultation events that NAHE have been running. If you would like to use the slides from the events you can find them here
It is critical that we ALL respond to the proposals in this document, and represent the views of our hospitals, CAMHS Units, medical APs, the staff, the pupils and the parents and carers that use our services.
Please take the time to respond and involve your governors/management committee members also. If you are invited to join with your LA to respond, then please do so.
We recognise that the language in the document is not really accessible for our pupil cohorts. Although there are resources for children with SEND, many of our pupils do not have SEND, but they are unwell.
We have worked with the DfE to produce a set of more friendly pupil questions. You can use the sheet to respond and responses can be handwritten, scanned and sent to the email address Sendreview.firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a shared inbox for the wider SEND and AP Green Paper, so it will ensure that they are collecting all of our responses in the same place.
Minister Quince has also recorded a message for our pupils and all pupils who participate can be given one of the DfE produced certificates for their portfolios. All details are on the top of the question and response sheets below.
You will see that we have customised the questions for our different settings - please use the one most applicable for you.
Resources for parent/carer consultations
As with the pupil resources, we have worked with the DfE on providing a more friendly set of questions for our parents/carers to respond to. . You can use the sheet to respond and responses can be handwritten, scanned and sent to the email address Sendreview.email@example.com. This is a shared inbox for the wider SEND and AP Green Paper, so it will ensure that they are collecting all of our responses in the same place. Please put the name of your organisation and parent/carer response in the email header.
We have produced specific ones again for each of our sectors.
As with the pupil consultations, please can you let me know when you are running any sessions if you would be willing to have anyone from the DfE attend? Thanks- firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know in advance of any sessions that you are planning, please can you let me know at email@example.com as DfE staff and Minister Quince are going to try and join some of them - possibly face to face or remotely - so that they can hear from our young people directly, I can then pass this information on.
Who are we?
The National Association for Hospital Education is an organisation that supports professionals working in hospital education. This could be within a hospital school, medical PRU, CAMHS inpatient unit or as part of an outreach service such as home tuition. In fact, anyone who works with children and young people who are unable to attend school due to physical and / or mental health difficulties.
To raise standards of education for young people who are temporarily or permanently disadvantaged by illness or other medical / mental health conditions.
To actively promote young people’s entitlement to high quality educational opportunities.
To work collaboratively to secure outstanding standards of education for the children and young people we support.