A new policy for Special Educational Needs in Suffolk

It was a honour to chair the Policy Development Panel that has recommended a series of changes in SEND Policy at Suffolk County Council including spending £45.1m over five years creating additional provision across the county.

I look forward to presenting my recommendations to the Cabinet next week. Full report – https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk-county-council-unveils-45-1m-plan-for-send-1-5860338

Meeting with Suffolk County Council CEO

Today I was pleased to sit down with Deborah Cadman – Suffolk County Council CEO to discuss a range of issues facing our county.
As CEO of Suffolk County Council, Deborah is responsible for implementing and shaping the strategic direction of the County Council and its many departments and services.
During our meeting we discussed social care and how care costs are putting extensive strains on local government budgets and how early prevention methods can help individuals and organisations such as Suffolk County Council.
We also spoke about education and the need for young people to leave school ‘work ready’ and discussed different ways this can be achieved.