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SEND Reforms Training - Quality First Teaching & The Graduated Approach
Wed, March 29, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM BST
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Reforms have brought about significant changes to arrangements for meeting the needs of our children and young people with SEND since the Children & Families Act came into force in September 2014. By law, every local authority is required to set out in its Local Offer a clear articulation of what it expects mainstream schools to make available for children and young people who have SEN or disabilities. Every school is required to identify and address the SEN of the pupils that they support and schools must use their best endeavours to make sure that a child with SEN gets the support they need – this means doing everything they can to meet children and young people’s SEN.
SENCO champions together with specialists from Educational Psychology and Specialist Provision will be delivering training sessions for Headteachers and SENCOs in March 2017. It is really important that Headteachers and SENCOs attend one of these sessions so that we can ensure that we continue to develop and strengthen our local arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for our children & young people with SEN.
The training will enable Headteachers and SENCOs to:-
have a clear understanding of local authority guidance to schools about arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision through a graduated approach;
have a clear understanding of the more detail guidance provided to schools about expectations through Quality First Teaching and at SEN Support across each of the broad areas of need.