Consultation – High Needs Funding Reform

Consultation – High Needs Funding Reform

The Department of Education is seeking views on proposed improvements to the way that high needs funding is distributed, and other ways we can support the administration of funding for pupils and students with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities, and for...
Disability Equality in School

Disability Equality in School

There is no doubt that many teachers understand how disability equality can be promoted in school. That said, many teachers have told AKO that more could be done to promote understanding and awareness.   To assist in meeting this challenge The Equality and Human...
Think Autism Strategy – Update

Think Autism Strategy – Update

Many people will be aware of the “strategy for adults with autism” which contained some “some  rules  for the  NHS and  local  councils” which are articulated in the following easy read document:...
The Freedom of Information Act. Use it!

The Freedom of Information Act. Use it!

One piece of legislation AnnaKennedyonline regularly uses is The Freedom of Information Act and the charity encourages sensible use of the statute. The Charity is concerned is concerned that the rights contained in the statute will be trimmed. The Campaign for Freedom...
Governance Handbook

Governance Handbook

In late November, 2015 the Department of Education published the: Governance handbook for trustees of academies and multiacademy trusts and governors of maintained schools. A copy of this document can be found here:...