Coming Soon: What We Have Learned About Accessibility Plans

For the last 18 months or so, I have been working for ALLFIE on a research project funded by Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL) into the effectiveness of Accessibility Plans in secondary schools. My findings and reflections on the negative and potentially devastating impact of ineffective Accessibility Plans on Disabled children and their families are due to be published next year.

For full news article, see ALLFIE website: https://www.allfie.org.uk/news/inclusion-now/inclusion-now-54/coming-soon-what-we-have-learned-about-accessibility-plans/

National Audit Office report on SEN support in mainstream

Schools incentivised “to be less inclusive, by making them reluctant to admit or keep pupils with SEND who can be costly to support.”

My briefing on the NAO report can be found on the ALLFIE website: https://www.allfie.org.uk/news/briefing/allfie-response-to-the-national-audit-office-report-on-sen-support-in-mainstream/?fbclid=IwAR3svx8BNafe2FR_eNlO1PXDGTTY5gNLSXkgCj0yM0bkQTZVGqjUQAr1868

The DRILL project one year on

“We had one headteacher tell us our child would effectively be too expensive. He said he could be instructed to take our child, but he’d prefer not to.” In this briefing I reported back, one year into the project, on ALLFIE’s research into English secondary schools’ Accessibility Plans.

For full briefing, see: https://www.allfie.org.uk/news/inclusion-now/inclusion-now-53/the-drill-project-one-year-on/