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Special Educational Needs and Disabilitiy Service
The SEN team provides a service that ensures identification and assessment of special educational needs are completed to statutory timescales. We provide a range of advice and support to schools on all aspects of identification and assessment of pupils with SEN including:

Statutory assessment of children with SEN

Placements of children with statements of SEN/EHC Plans

Statement Management Service

Statement Monitoring service

Advice and Conciliation service

SEN finance – statement support (delivered in partnership with CYPS Finance Team)

Management Information (delivered in partnership with Management Information Team)

Use of SEN Panel as a decision making body

Strategic Planning – planning the long term provision for pupils with SEN in the borough

Management and oversight of Young People's Learning Agency (YPLA) funding applications to independent specialist colleges.
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Vacancy Circular (20)
15 Feb
Schools Vacancy Circular 20
Free event: Whole School SEND peer review training
12 Feb
Please find details of a fully funded SEND review training that Whole Education are putting on in partnership with Whole School SEND taking place at Paxton Primary School on 12th March. In partnership with Regional SEND Leaders, Whole Education is facilitating an exclusive day of SEND peer review training in your local area. Funded through the Whole School SEND Workforce and delivered by SEND expert, Malcolm Reeve, this FREE event is an exciting opportunity to engage in high-quality professional development. During the day you will be trained in how to deliver a successful SEND peer review; equipping you with the skills and knowledge to evaluate the effectiveness of a school’s provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. In addition, this the training will support you to develop professional relationships with like-minded peers, creating a network of SEND leaders across your region.
EU Exit Government advice on preparation - specific guidance for schools
06 Feb
EU Exit The government has published extensive advice on the steps that citizens, businesses and other organisations may need to take to prepare for our exit from the EU. This information is available at gov.uk/euexit. Many schools and colleges will have already started putting their plans into action. However, for those who have not, it’s recommended that schools and colleges ensure they are similarly prepared – including plans for a no-deal exit. Specific guidance has been published to support schools and colleges to prepare in the event of no deal being reached. The guidance signposts education institutions to relevant information, in the context of how it may affect the education sector. The guidance can be found here: · EU exit: no deal preparations for schools in England · EUexit: no deal preparations for further education and apprenticeship providers