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On Wednesday 6 December, the Kent Youth County Council Disability Awareness project group led an event, showcasing to professionals from across KCC and Kent schools the experiences of autistic young people in school.

In our latest newsletter we include the report of the Big Conversation 2023, guidance on Functional Neurological Disorder, explore the importance of sleep and much more!

For The Love of Trees – a nationwide mission to get one million children to learn more about trees, run by Royal Forestry Society and Bags of Ethics.

Autistic young people often need more time to understand and prepare for changes and this is especially important when dealing with the physical and emotional changes that come with menstruation (having periods).

In November 19,400 young people aged 11 to 18 years got involved and voted in the Kent Youth County Council elections, deciding their local KYCC Members and the most important issues for young people in Kent.

Includes changes to the ITT and ECF frameworks, an invitation to join our teacher training network, EEF SEND CPD and Early Years opportunities.

Includes an update on NPQ funding, initial teacher training activities, SEND CPD and other Teaching School Hub news.

These meetings are aimed at finance staff in Kent Schools, in particular anyone who is a Finance Officer, Bursar, Business Manager etc. can attend free of charge.

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances and is delivered by Family Fund Business Services.

The Kent PEP for EYFS and KS1 to KS4 has been reviewed and updated.

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KCC news

Families across the county are finding out today the primary schools where their children have been offered places from September 2024, with more than nine out of ten being offered their first preference.

Kent County Council (KCC) is consulting on proposals designed to improve the educational support for children up to the age of five.

To celebrate World Book Day, on March 7 the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information Hub have put together a list of amazing reads that celebrate children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

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