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Coventry college is part of parliamentary advisory group

Hereward College in Coventry is one of the founding members of a newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Assistive Technology and will be at the forefront of changes in policy in this area. APPGs are an informal group of members of both Houses of Parliament who join together to pursue a particular topic or interest.  Members of the ... Read More »

Inclusive and equitable learning environment for all

The University of Dundee is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable learning environment for all students. We continually improve the accessibility of our campus buildings and strive to ensure our services are as accessible as possible. Our Support Hub (Disability Services, Counselling Service, Health Service and Student Funding) brings together our professional support services in one location on the ... Read More »

Disabled students urged to apply for summer 2017 work placements

Leading companies are looking for talented disabled students, and recent graduates, to take on work placements in summer 2017. The Change100 internship scheme, run by the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, seeks to create career opportunities for disabled young people through three-month work placements. Applications for Change100 open today and close on the 25 January, 2017. Students and recent graduates are ... Read More »

Axcis Education agrees new, two-year partnership renewal agreement with nasen

The UK leader in special educational needs recruitment, Axcis Education, has today announced that it has renewed a two-year Partnership Agreement with the National Association for Special Education Needs (nasen) Key to the company’s renewed agreement with nasen – the UK’s leading organisation for the promotion of education, training, advancement and development of all those with special and additional ... Read More »

Titanic Belfast celebrates World Tourism Day with Castle Tower School

To mark World Tourism Day  (27 September) and celebrate its theme ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’, Castle Tower School, Ballymena, were invited to Titanic Belfast to be ‘tourists at home’. The special event was hosted by Europe’s Leading Visitor Attraction to highlight and support this year’s theme during its Year of Access, which aims to highlight the issue ... Read More »

The Phoenix Special School is praised by Ofsted as Good

Pupils and parents are rejoicing at news their school has been judged good by Ofsted following its recent inspection. Inspectors visited The Phoenix Special School last month for their first examination in two years. Their report, published this week declared the school to be good across all areas and said: “The headteacher provides clear and decisive leadership and has high ... Read More »

WingWalking women reach for the skies for epilepsy

Team of women completed a Wingwalk on Sunday, 10 July in Upminster to raise funds for national charity Young Epilepsy. The super six, Emily Donoghue, Rebecca Turnbull, Vicki Kennedy, Monika Skrzypczak, Jane Moss and Sarah Nicholls, took it in turns to be strapped to the wing of a biplane as it took flight at the Damyns Hall aerodrome in Essex. ... Read More »

Sense Urges Government to Move Forward with Funding Plans for Early years

National deafblind charity, Sense, has called for assurance from the Government that plans for a new Early Years funding formula will not be affected by the announcement on the 21 July of the introduction of a new National Funding Formula for schools which is set to be delayed until 2018-19. The Government was expected to bring forward plans for a ... Read More »

London school celebrates diversity with TV star and ‘Jean for Genes’ Day Ambassador

Pupils from Bacons College, London, welcomed ‘ Jeans for Genes’ Day Ambassador Adam Pearson on July 19, to celebrate the school’s annual Diversity Day. Adam gave pupils a talk about his experience living with a genetic disorder. Adam, who has appeared on TV shows including Beauty and the Beast and Undateables, as well as Hollywood movie Under the Skin starring Scarlett Johansson, suffers from a ... Read More »

Scotland to lead international action on the inclusion and rights of disabled people

The countdown has begun to the Rehabilitation International (RI) World Congress opening ceremony in Edinburgh. This conference will be a unique opportunity to advocate the empowerment and inclusion of disabled people across the world. RI member organisations from over 100 countries will meet and debate issues with leaders from across the academic world, multi-national organisations and senior politicians from a ... Read More »

New Sensory Experience For Special Needs School in the Salford Diocese

Pupils at St John Vianney School are set to benefit from a state-of-the-art sensory room from the UK’s most innovative sensory equipment specialist thanks to funding from national sports charity The Lord’s Taverners. Leading sensory specialist Experia designed and installed the room at St John Vianney School, which uses state of the art technology to enable the environment to be ... Read More »

Deaf railway executive offers inspiration to regions’ children

A Network Rail community relations executive has helped to inspire young people from across Essex with hearing loss, when he gave a presentation to children at St Clere’s school in Stanford-Le-Hope this week. Paul Lennon, who has been deaf since birth, gave the presentation at the school’s Deaf Role Model conference on Wednesday 23 March, which was communicated to the ... Read More »