An Overview of SEND Provision
The National Context Objectives
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.
Statements of Special Educational Needs are now called Education, Health and Care Plans. The process of Annual Reviews continues 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” replaces the two categories of SA+ (School Action Plus) and SA (School Action).
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 Lynsey McCahill.
Miss McCahill is responsible for transition from primary to secondary school and is also the Designated Teacher for Children in Care
Mrs Debbie Boulton: Assistant SEND Coordinator
Dr Kathryn Hough : SEND Governor
Mrs Tracey Oram : SEND Administrator
You can contact any of the above members of staff by telephoning
01392 204764 or by emailing email@example.com