Tuesday, 8 March 2011

SEN: D-DAY – that was the day that was

No Green Paper – but first intimation

Certainly the Times Educational Supplement thought that the Green Paper would be published today, as did other publications. So did the very best source that I have on such matters.

The Press Office at the Department for Education was prepared to say only that it will be this week – that is, it hasn't a clue and knows better than to second-guess its masters.

So, whenever.

Conspiracy or cock-up. Choose your own preferred explanation. As for me, Occam's razor demands the latter

What a way to run a railroad. (And please don't mention the SAS!)

Watch this space

The Green Paper's putative D-Day has less than a hour to run now, and has seen one of the highest numbers of visitor in one day that Conductive World has seen. Presumably there are people out there gagging for information (not necessarily all of them from CE)

Jeevan Vasagar, the Guardian's Education Editor, has just published what has the looks of an informed leak, confused by lack of approprate vocablary to deal with the topic and dealing mainly with children whose problems are primarily social in origin: Well worth at look:

Inter alia this article states that D-Day will be tomorrow, in which case there will soon be a flurry of similar such articles. One will also be able to read the actual Green Paper.

One of Mr Vasagar's revelations I find deeply depressing –

...government proposals that will also replace SEN statements with a new "health and care plan”

Now there's one policy meme that people outside England should work hard to ensure that we never export to you.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's "wait-and-see-a-moment-longer" time, Andrew, before we get depressed.

What also catches my eye, of course, in the Guardian piece is "Ministers will also encourage parents to set up their own special needs "free schools"." Must take my own advice and "wait-and-see""!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011 at 04:06:00 GMT  
Blogger Andrew Sutton said...

Most certainly, Norman. My own intention is to go into retreat, to read the whole thing and a reasonable proportion of the serious responses and of the flim-flam that it will generate.

Meanwhile, I presume that others in English CE will be doing the came, ready for the long, long haul to come.


Wednesday, 9 March 2011 at 07:20:00 GMT  

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