Special educational needs

Special educational needs

We co-ordinate the assessment process and allocate school placements for statemented pupils. 
We work with parents, the child's school and social care.  The assessment may lead to a statement of the child's special educational needs. We review statements every year so that changing needs can be met.

We also help schools to meet the needs of pupils with long or short term difficulties in mainstream schools.

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  • What are the SEND Reforms?

    The enactment of the Children & Families Bill in 2014 will require major changes to SEN provision, known as the SEND Reforms.

  • Developing the SEND reforms

    We have set up a SEND Board so that we can discuss the proposals and decide how they should be implemented.

  • Local offer (bfis)

    The Local Offer should allow every family to be able to find information on services available for children & young people with Special Education Needs and/or Disability (SEND).

  • Preparing for Adulthood

    All young people and their families face big changes together when they leave school and need to make plans for their future.

  • Assessment and Planning

    Children and young people with the highest level of need will be assessed for an EHC Plan which will set out an overview of the child’s needs.

  • Personal Budgets

    A personal budget is an amount of money that you can use to arrange and pay for your support agreed in your Education, Health and Care plan.

  • Training and Communication

    We will be offering a rolling programme of training and briefing sessions for professionals and a newsletter for parents and carers.

  • SEND Newsletters

    The latest SEND news and updates.