SEND

New Government guidance: Using after-school clubs, tuition and community activities

Being able to access after-school clubs, tuition and community activities is vital for children with SEN or a disability. Make sure you describe your child’s needs in full. This will help the provider to understand how they may need to care for, and respond to, your child.

Update on SEND and alternative provision

Our peers at FASD South West share an interesting debate held in Parliament around the statutory requirement for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) to have a higher level qualification.

New SEND support Jargon Buster!

Listed alphabetically, it’s a wide-ranging look at the SEND support terms and words that you’ll hear in school and see written in your child’s support plans.

SEND and Alternative Provision – changes ahead

It’s good news and encouraging change ahead as the Government roadmap is published for national reform to support special educational needs and disability (SEND) and Alternative Provision.

New NICE quality standards

This is a big jump forwards to give parents support in meetings and funding requests where evidence is needed to support need. There is reference on a number of occasions to children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and trauma.

‘Space’ Youth Services – SEND

If a Devon young person has additional needs, a learning difficulty or a visible or hidden disability, Space understand that they may thrive in a setting that provides more support.

Changes for Ofsted inspection for SEND

Responding to parent feedback changes to Ofsted’s inspection principles, newly published inspection framework is to be rolled out in early 2023 for inspecting local area arrangements for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)