The long-awaited SEND and AP green paper recognises the many challenges the sector currently faces. From inconsistent, overly-bureaucratic processes and long delays in processing EHCPs to a national shortage of SEND professionals including educational psychologists and speech therapists – these are common issues that our own SEND and AP schools are dealing with every day.
Forest schools seem to be popping up everywhere at the moment. These fantastic outdoor lessons give children the opportunity to develop key skills in a practical and fun environment. Problem solving, communication, resilience and self-regulation are just a small number of social and developmental areas that children build upon through activities such as fire safety, hiking, storytelling and den building. This non-traditional learning environment is becoming increasing popular due to its effectiveness.