Policy Papers


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1. Bucking the market: Peter Housden

2. Towards effective schools for all: Mel Ainscow

3. Teacher education for special educational needs: Professor Peter Mittler

4. Resourcing for SEN: Jennifer Evans and Ingrid Lunt

5. Special schools and their alternatives: Max Hunt

6. Meeting SEN: options for partnership between health, education and social services: Tony Dessent

7. SEN in the 1990s: users' perspectives: Micheline Mason, Robina Mallet, Colin Low and Philippa Russell

8. Independence and dependence?  Responsibilities for SEN in the Unitary and County Authorities: Roy Atkinson, Michael Peters, Derek Jones, Simon Gardner and Phillipa Russell

9. Inclusion or exclusion: Educational Policy and Practice for Children and Young People with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties: John Bangs, Peter Gray and Greg Richardson

9. Baseline Assessment and SEN: Geoff Lindsay, Max Hunt, Sheila Wolfendale, Peter Tymms

10. Future policy for SEN: Response to the Green Paper: Brahm Norwich, Ann Lewis, John Moore, Harry Daniels

11. Rethinking support for more inclusive education: Peter Gray, Clive Danks, Rik Boxer, Barbara Burke, Geoff Frank, Ruth Newbury and Joan Baxter

12. Developments in additional resource allocation to promote greater inclusion: John Moore, Cor Meijer, Klaus Wedell, Paul Croll and Diane Moses.

13. Early years and SEN: Professor Sheila Wolfendale and Philippa Russell

14. Specialist Teaching for SEN and inclusion:Annie Grant, Ann Lewis and Brahm Norwich

15. The equity dilemma: allocating resources for special educational needs: Richard Humphries, Sonia Sharpe, David Ruebain, Philippa Russell and Mike Ellis

16. Standards and effectiveness in special educational needs: questioning conceptual orthodoxy: Richard Byers, Seamus Hegarty and Carol Fitz Gibbon

17. Disability, disadvantage, inclusion and social inclusion: Professor Alan Dyson and Sandra Morrison

18. Rethinking the 14-19 curriculum: SEN perspectives and implications: Dr Lesley Dee, Christopher Robertson, Professor Geoff Lindsay, Ann Gross, and Keith Bovair

19. Examining key issues underlying the Audit Commission Reports on SEN: Chris Beek, Penny Richardson and Peter Gray

 20. Future schooling that includes children with SEN / disability: Klaus Wedell, Ingrid Lunt and Brahm Norwich

21. Taking Stock: integrated Children’s Services, Improvement and InclusionMargaret Doran, Tony Dessent and Professor Chris Husbands 2006

22. Special schools in the new era: how do we go beyond generalities? Chris Wells, Philippa Russell, Peter Gray and Brahm Norwich 2007

23. Individual budgets and direct payments: issues, challenges and future implications for the strategic management of SEN Christine Lenehan, Glenys Jones Elaine Hack and Sheila Riddell 2008

24. Special educational needs has outlived its usefulness Tom Williams, Brian Lamb, Brahm Norwich, Lorraine Peterson. 2008

25. Personalisation and SEN Judy Sebba, Armando DiFinizio, Alison Peacock and Martin Johnson. 2009

26. Choice-equity dilemma in special educational provision John Clarke, Ann Lewis, Peter Gray 2010

27. SEN Green Paper 2011: progress and prospects Brian Lamb, Kate Frood and Debbie Orton 2011

28. A school for the future - 2025: Practical futures thinking Alison Black 2012

29.The Coalition Government's SEN policy: aspirations and challenges? Peter Gray, Brahm Norwich, Philippa Stobbs, Sharon Hodgson. 2012

30. How will accountability work in the new SEND legislation? Camden parents, Penny Richardson, Brian Lamb and Jean Gross 2013

31. Research in special needs and inclusive education: the interface with policy and practice. Peter Blachford, Rob Webster, Liz Pellicano, Simon Ellis, Janet Tod, Geoff Lindsay, Julie Dockrell and Brahm Norwich 2014

32. Professional training in the changing context of special educational needs disability policy and practice. Neil Smith, Hazel Lawson and Glenys Jones. 

33. Governance in a changing education system: ensuring equity and entitlement for disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs. Peter Gray, Niki Elliot, Brahm Norwich.



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