Sharing our insights into pressures and good practice around inclusion and high needs
In the past few years, we have been able to undertake research for the Department for Education, Local Government Association and London Councils that have contributed to the growing evidence base about the nature and causes of pressures on resources for children and young people with additional needs in England, as well as about strategies and practices that are effective in managing these pressures and supporting inclusion. We were delighted to be invited to speak about our research around special educational needs and disability (SEND) and alternative provision (AP) at the inaugural North of England Inclusion Conference in March, the annual conference of the National Association of Educational Psychologists and at the National Fair Funding Conference (both in May).
Our research puts us in a privileged position of being able to work with and see how local areas are experiencing and responding to key strategic questions and challenges around inclusion and support for young people with additional needs. We are always keen to be able to share insights from our work and key messages from our research - fundamentally, we hope that these are of practical benefit to national policymakers and local leaders. We will be speaking at a range of events and conferences during the autumn, and we are very much looking forward to continuing to be part of the debate about how we can best support young people with additional needs through their education, childhood and into adult life.