An Overview of SEND Provision
The National Context
From the 1st September 2014 the new Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities came into force as part of the Children and Families Act 2014.
This Act and the Code of Practice place the child and the family centrally in all processes. It also has much closer links between Education, Health and Care agencies.
Over the next three years Statements of Special Educational Needs will change and may become Education, Health and Care Plans. The Local Authority will be contacting parents and carers directly regarding the transition process. The process of Annual Reviews will be continuing and parents and carers will be involved in this process in the same way as they have been in the past.
The category “SEND Support” will replace the two categories of SA+ (School Action Plus) and SA (School Action).
In addition, Devon County has developed a system of new paperwork to support these processes which is called the DAF (Devon Assessment Framework).
A key part of the new Code of Practice is the cycle of ASSESS – PLAN – DO – REVIEW
There is an opportunity for parents to meet members of the SEN team at each of the Parent Consultation Evenings, which are advertised in the school calendar.
Organisation of Provision and SEND Staff
At St Peter’s provision is organised into the 4 areas of Special Educational Needs:
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health
- Cognition and Learning
- Physical and Medical
- Communication and Interaction
- The Special Needs Coordinator at St Peter’s is Mr Andrew Hubbard:
Mr Hubbard is an Assistant Headteacher who is also responsible for transition from primary to secondary school and is the Acting Designated Teacher for Children in Care
Mr Hubbard is currently studying for the Postgraduate Certificate SENCO Award
You can contact any of the above members of staff by telephoning
01392 204764 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org