Has increased SEN delegated funding led to fewer statements? Roger Inman looks at the friction between the law and new ways of providing for learning difficulties in the mainstream

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Planning, coordinating, managing, sustaining, networking and facilitating; these are all key aspects of an extended school manager’s role. Fran Shelley discusses these different aspects of her role as extended schools manager at Downside Middle School in Newport

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Following the government’s rejection of the recommendation that the link between assessment of children’s SEN and funding for their provision be broken, John Wright discusses the reaction of the select committee who proposed the change

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Are pupils with special educational needs receiving the level of music provision they ought, as LAs and schools are getting more money for it than ever before?

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A number of resources are available when funding school grounds improvements, explains Gill O’Donnell

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The Children’s Plan was launched by Ed Balls in December 2007, but what are the government’s objectives for this initiative? read more

Gill O’Donnell describes funding available from the organisation Youth Music read more

A £7bn programme will transform 8,000 primary and special schools over the next 15 years. Crispin Andrews looks at some of the innovative projects being planned in the pathfinder schools read more

Phil Williams, chair of governors of Kelmscott Secondary School, gives a personal view of his school’s involvement in the first wave of the Building Schools for the Future scheme read more

Lindsey Wharmby puts cost prediction and risk assessment under the spotlight read more