ALLFIE’s blog contains a selection of news items and thought pieces. Feel free to leave a comment, and if you’ve got something you’d like to say in a blog post, we’d love to hear from you .
Disabled children v Secretary of State for Education and Chancellor of the Exchequer
ALLFIE will be attending this important court case on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th June. Put it in your diaries – come and join us from 9am onwards and show your support for disabled children and their families as they fight for proper support.
In defence of the presumption of mainstream
Our trustee Mike Lambert spoke to Radio 4’s In Touch programme about his experience of special school and why he believes inclusion is the way forward, prompted by the news that Scottish Conservatives are challenging the legal presumption that disabled children should be in mainstream education.
4th March 2019
Where are we now with Inclusive Education?
According to Richard Rieser, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) cuts and the failure of mainstream schools to carry out their statutory responsibility to include students with SEND, including those with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Issues, is fast becoming a national disgrace.
29th October 2018
Do you feel your secondary school is inclusive?
Are there Accessibility Plans in place? Tell us about your experiences.
In October 2018, we will be holding focus groups in North East England for:
Disabled young people and children
Parents of Disabled learners
Educators and professionals
3rd September 2018
Read ALLFIE campaigner Simone’s “barnstorming” speech to the Global Disability Summit
Simone Aspis spoke at the Civil Society Forum, part of the Disabled People’s Summit hosted by the UK government on 23rd July 2018. Her speech, drawing attention to the failures of the UK government recently highlighted by the UN, drew “repeated loud applause”.