Best Practice

SEN and parental engagement

When supporting the education and development of children with SEN, effective working with parents is crucial. Garry Freeman offers some practical advice to schools and teachers

Remember the Lamb Report of 2009? Brian Lamb’s inquiry and the report itself focused on parents of children with SEN and in particular the degree to which those parents expressed confidence in the system which was supposed to be meeting the needs of their child.

When the report was published in late 2009, it became the baseline for how schools should be working effectively with parents.

The key point here is that the basic tenets of the Lamb Report apply equally well to all parents, whatever the needs of their child, and since its publication schools have been working hard to improve the effectiveness of their work with parents.

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