“Buckingham Palace have today announced that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, is to appoint Professor Barry Carpenter OBE, as Commander of the British Empire (CBE). The award is made to Professor Barry Carpenter in recognition of his national, and international service to the field of Special Educational Needs. An investiture will take place early in the New Year, at the Palace.
This week a new EU funded Erasmus Project was launched in Graz, Austria. This Project will take the extensively trialled Briefing Sheets for the UK CLDD Project (Engagement4Learning) and translate them into several European languages.
The briefing sheets will then be used to support Inclusion of children with Special Needs in the representative EU countries. The Project will go through
various trial and development phases, through to 2018.
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On Tuesday 14th May, 2013, as part of a seminar in the Houses of Parliament, Professor Carpenter, co founder of the National Forum for Neuroscience in Special Education, launched a Statement on behalf of the Forum, calling for better educational planning , resources and provision. The Statement is intended as a catalyst for debate and informed decision making, and calls for further research into teaching and learning for this group of children, whose numbers rise annually. The Statement was presented to Fabian Hamilton , MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Education Group .Dr Rona Tutt , also a co founder of the Forum , and a past President of the NAHT, also presented at the seminar with particular reference to past SEND legislation , and the current Children and Families Bill.