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About Jonty Rix

I have been involved with schools and community settings for many years in various roles as teacher, researcher, writer and parent. On the basis of these experiences, I am fairly convinced that we can be doing this quite a lot better…and that quite a lot of people agree.

How a radical funding system could transform our support of special educational needs

All around the world funders keep coming up with new funding mechanisms for special education. They write new policies and create new structures, processes and paperwork. They create pots of money that follow the individual or give prescribed or blanket funds to schools. The challenges of these systems are well documented. Equally well documented is their resistance to change. In England, for example studies in the early 2000s suggested we needed a system which: ...continue reading "Is there a better way to pay?"