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How to deal with panic attacks

A panic attack is a feeling of sudden and intense anxiety. Panic attacks can also have physical symptoms, including shaking, feeling disorientated, nausea, rapid, irregular heartbeats, dry mouth, breathlessness, sweating and dizziness. The symptoms of a panic attack are not dangerous, but can be very…

Inclusion Service Team Update

As part of our response to the SEND inspection, the Inclusion Service has reorganised the way it works, effective from 1 April 2018. The service, led by Judith Mobbs, Assistant Director for Inclusion and Skills, is now organised as follows: As part of our response…

Inclusion Service: Information for families

September 2020 With the new term nearly on us, we know that many parents and pupils may have questions and anxieties around what the return to school or college might bring.  Most children and young people have not been routinely attending education for some time…

Independent advice and support

The new system aims to empower families and give them more choice and control. This can be daunting for some so we want you to have as much support as possible so you can be informed and confident. The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information,…

Independent Schools QA Information

This page is currently being updated An independent school is defined as any school at which full time education is provided for five or more pupils of compulsory school age, or one or more such pupils with an EHC plan or a statement of special…

Institutions Approved Under Section 41

Under the new Code of Practice, we must publish the list of independent special institutions (Independent Special Schools - England and Wales and Special Post-16 Institutions) approved by the Secretary of State under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014. See the published…

Joint statement from Suffolk Parent Carer Network and Suffolk County Council

November 2019 The management board of SPCN are humbled by the number of responses that we have received to our 2019 survey. The completed surveys have increased by over 50% on our 2018 figure and we received over 5300 comments.  We appreciate that many individuals…

Keys to Inclusion training

“Keys to Inclusion and a Person-Centred Approach” An exciting training opportunity for Schools and Professionals who work with children and young people. We are holding 2 sessions across the county as follows: Wednesday 5th February 2020, Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club, Nowton Road, Bury St…

Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme is a world-first. It is the first national programme of its kind aimed at making improvements to the lives of people with learning disabilities. Reviews are being carried out with a view to improve the standard and quality…