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New release: Which School? for Special Needs 2012/13 May 2, 2012

Posted by Jonathan Barnes, editor in Independent Education, New releases, Special Educational Needs.

The 2012-13 edition of our leading title Which School? for Special Needs is now being distributed and on sale from our bookshop.

We’ve given this authoritative guide a new look for its 21st edition, but it continues to offer a comprehensive picture of the independent and non-maintained schools in the UK that offer services for young people with special educational needs.

More than 80 schools are profiled, while fully revised and up-to-date details are provided of every school that provides for children and young adults with sensory or physical impairment; learning difficulties; social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; and autistic spectrum disorders. The schools are categorised and placed into sections for make the book as easy to navigate as possible. The guide also includes details of hundreds of maintained special schools across the UK.

We have also assembled editorial from leading educators and associations within the SEN sector. The 2012-13 edition includes contributions from:

● Lorraine Petersen, chief executive of SEN organisation nasen, on the progress of the Government’s proposals to reform health and education support for young people with SEN;

● The British Paralympic Association, on the build up to the 2012 Games;

● James Allen, from Riverston School in London, on inclusive education and how ‘bespoke’ learning for pupils is shifting the focus from examination results;

● Dr John Steward, from Chelfham Senior School in Devon, warning against the dangers of generalising special educational needs;

● Ty Gwyn School in Cardiff, on a state-of-the-art school building development in partnership with SpaceKraft;

● The Down’s Syndrome Association, which outlines its educational services;

● The RNIB, on its pioneering new Pears Centre in Coventry;

● The National Autistic Society, on the sensory world of people with autism;

● Educational psychologist Ruth Birnbaum, offering advice on choosing a school for your child; and

● Katie Emsley, of Langley Wellington LLP Solicitors, on the legal aspects of Statementing and the special educational needs and disability tribunal.

There is also a detailed classification of special needs. To buy a copy of Which School? for Special Needs 2012-13, click here. For more information, please feel free to contact us.



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