Mar 252013

The team supporting the transition pathway are launching a new website but would like to consult pupils and their parents about the content.  They are inviting you (pupils with a Statement of Education Needs and their parents) to attend a session at Green park on Tuesday 9th April 10.00- 1.00 (including lunch).  You must register your interest as soon as possible.


See the flyer on Alfie’s Zone:

Mar 232013

More people in Britain are concerned about websites showing the sexual abuse of children than other types of illegal, illicit or ‘harmful’ internet content. However, more than half of people in Britain currently say that they either wouldn’t know how to report it if they were to encounter it (40%) or would just ignore it (12%).


The ComRes poll conducted among a representative sample of 2058 British adults for the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) shows the vast majority of people in Britain think that child sexual abuse content (“child pornography”) (91%) and computer generated images or cartoons of child sexual abuse (85%) should be removed from the internet.


83% of people overall say they are ‘concerned’ about child pornography with 74% saying they are ‘very concerned’.


Other areas of concern:

  • 77% are concerned about computer generated images or cartoons of child sexual abuse;
  • 73% are concerned about terrorist websites;
  • 68% are concerned about very extreme/violent pornography;
  • 62% are concerned about hate websites (racist or homophobic);
  • 61% are concerned about suicide websites;
  • 51% are concerned about eating disorder websites.


4% of men – the equivalent of one million men, and 2% of women, the equivalent of 500,000, report actually having come into contact with it, or have stumbled across it.


So would you know how to report it if you stumbled across it?  The IWF have posted some very useful videos to take you through the necessary steps and these can be found on You Tube.  The link below will take you straight there so please take a moment to do so.


Mar 032013

Dear Parent


Buckinghamshire County Council is looking for your support to participate in a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Consultation survey. The Consultation, which relates to the principles behind SEND, has been live since 25 October 2012 and closes on 31 March 2013.


You can access the survey by visiting and clicking the following from the Home Page:


About your Council > Have your say > Current Consultations > Buckinghamshire County Council’s Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Strategy


Alternatively, the direct URL is below:


You will also find two accompanying documents before accessing the survey which provide some context around the current SEND Review and the purpose of the Consultation.


Your input will ultimately directly influence future SEND services in Buckinghamshire. If you would like to participate, please complete the survey by 31 March 2013. The results of the Consultation will be made available online in due course.


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at


Thank you for all of your support thus far!




Jenny Pearce

SEN Lead and Principal Psychologist

Buckinghamshire County Council

February 2013