With Pablo, a Cbeebies character who thinks differently and sees the world in different ways, anything can really happen - even being famous on the telly for a day!
New Siblands and Culverhill Schools want to join together and form a new special school Multi-Academy Trust in 2018 called Enable Trust. Enable Trust wants to win the right to open and run a new Special Free School in South Gloucestershire. They would like to find out if there is an interest amongst parents and carers for such a school in the area.
We love to celebrate and shout about good practice where we find it, and this is great story! It was the coming together of local South Glos mum Kelly who is determined tp spread autism awareness and a Nurse Matron Sarah Tosh, who is equally determined to improve the experiences of accessing health care for children with additional needs.
You may or may not have noticed that in July an article was produced by a well-known organisation called Special Needs Jungle (SNJ).
The article was referring to the “ehcp-assessment-exception-loophole”.
It was very disappointing to read that South Gloucestershire Council was showing the highest percentage of 92% of ECHP being given exception codes that didn’t meet the criteria above.
South Glos Parents and Carers immediately made contact with the LA to express our concern but also to find out why this was the case.
Today, July 19th is Changing Places awareness day, now we may be preaching to the converted. Many of our community are aware of the great work that Changing Places do to campaign for truly accessible toilets that meet the needs of those who need decent space, a changing bed and hoist and dignified facilities.