Special Educational Needs and Disabilities APPG

First Registered: 20/05/2020 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To support special schools and SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) provision in mainstream school and college settings.

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Recent Documents related to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

1. SEND funding
16/03/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities; recognises that children with Special Education Needs

2. Local area SEND inspections: information for families
03/12/2019 - Care Quality Commission
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Found: Joint inspections of local area special educational needs or disabilities (or both) provision June 2016

3. COVID-19 series: briefing on local areas’ SEND provision, October 2020
10/11/2020 - Ofsted
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Found: local areas, looking at their special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision between 5 and

4. An evaluation of the framework for inspecting local areas’ special educational needs and/or disabilities services
09/07/2020 - Ofsted
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Found: for inspecting local areas’ special educational needs and/or disabilities services Ofsted evaluation

5. Support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities in England
11/09/2019 - National Audit Office

Found: Support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities in England - National Audit Office

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

1. Disabled Children: Accessible and Inclusive Education
09/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: parliamentary group for special educational needs and disabilities.Children with disabilities have often been - Speech Link
2: not the most suitable option for people with disabilities or those who are sensorially disadvantaged. - Speech Link
3: was well made. Children with disabilities have often lost out on educational provision because the format - Speech Link

2. Special Educational Needs
26/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: spend on additional physical places for special educational needs, but a deep worry, which has been reinforced - Speech Link
2: absolutely recognise that children with special educational needs have been hard hit by the Covid crisis - Speech Link
3: diverse levels of support needs and differing approaches to meeting these needs. The challenge that this - Speech Link

3. Special Educational Needs
21/04/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: discuss support for children with special educational needs and disabilities. I am pleased that we are addressing - Speech Link
2: As vice-chair of the APPG on special educational needs and disabilities, I highlight our recent report - Speech Link

4. Covid-19: Effect on People with Learning Disabilities
15/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: the covid-19 outbreak on people with learning disabilities.It is a great pleasure to serve under - Speech Link

5. Special Educational Needs: Isle of Wight
25/02/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered special educational needs on the Isle of Wight.It is a pleasure - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
1. Special Educational Needs
asked by: Alexander Stafford
01/12/2020
... what steps he is taking to ensure the needs of children with special needs and learning disabilities are being met in schools.

2. Special Educational Needs
asked by: Rachael Maskell
27/10/2020
... Health and Care Plan before returning to school during the covid-19 outbreak.

3. Special Educational Needs
asked by: Sharon Hodgson
11/11/2020
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure SEND specialists are available to schools to support pupils who require additional help through (a) the national tutoring programme and (b) other programmes.

4. Special Educational Needs
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
11/01/2021
... if he will provide an estimated date for the publication of the SEND review.

5. Special Educational Needs
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
09/12/2020
... what estimate his Department has made of the number of new school places for children with SEND that funding will create; and what proportion of those places will be in mainstream schools.

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14 Current APPG Officers
Olivia Blake Portrait
Olivia Blake
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Sheffield, Hallam
Joined: 20th May 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Olivia Blake MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3552.

Email: olivia.blake.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Robert Kelsall, NAHT, 1 Heath Square, Boltro Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1BL. Tel: 01444 472 400

Email: appg.send@naht.org.uk

Secretariat:

National Association of Head Teachers acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.naht.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.naht.org.uk/appgsend

Benefits in Kind
Date
3 Mar 2021
Source
National Association of Head Teachers
Description
Secretariat   From : 03/03/2021 To : 02/03/2022
Value
£3,001
Date
3 Mar 2020
Source
National Association of Head Teachers
Description
Secretariat   From : 03/03/2020 To : 02/03/2021
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities APPG

Former APPG Officers
None Portrait
Rob Butler
Officer
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 20th May 2020