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1 1 SEN Governors Meetings Jackie Hibbert, Senior School Development Adviser, Vulnerable Groups David Herd, School Development Adviser, SEN and Inclusion Charlie Palmer, Head of Specialist Education Services Autumn 2010

2 2 Contents SEN Strategy and Funding work in Leicestershire SEN Jargon National SEN Green Paper Consultation Single Equalities Act Ofsted Inspection Framework Closing the Gap Leicestershire SEN Website Inclusion Development Programme Structured Conversation Training Discussion Time

3 3 SEN Governors Mtg Oct 10: Summary 1.SEN Strategy and Funding work in Leicestershire Proposals being discussed with headteachers to deal with the rising SEN budget issues. Costs for out county placements, enhanced packages and special school places have all risen unsustainably quickly. The biggest change under discussion is to ask schools to contribute to the costs of enhanced packages, and create additional intensive behaviour support capacity. 2.SEN Jargon Help us keep our list of jargon up to date! 3.National SEN Green Paper Consultation The government has launched a consultation on SEN to inform a Green Paper due in January The consultation closes on October 15thconsultation 4.Single Equalities Act Guidance on the new act is available from the Equalities and Human Rights CommissionEqualities and Human Rights Commission 5.Closing the Gap Information about the attainment gap between children and young people with and without special educational needs. 6.Ofsted Inspection Framework Information about how the OFSTED school inspection framework may be simplified for and current inspection outcomes. 7.Leicestershire SEN Website Links to local SEN Team materials to support schools with planning for SEN. 8.Inclusion Development Programme Update on training available through the Inclusion Development Programme- a national programme 9.Structured Conversation Training This training is proving to be very successful in pilot schools around the country. It is about having those difficult conversations with parents

4 4 SEN Governors Mtg May 10: Summary 1.Monitoring Special Educational Needs Good to Great for SEN Sessions May each year for head, SENCo and SEN Governor on self evaluation and future planning. 2.SEN Strategy and Funding Presssure on Enhanced Packages and Out County placment budgets needs strategy work with heads. 3.Jargon buster Does the jargon around Special Needs annoy you- add to the list! 4.Progression Guidance Online data sets are being updated with 2008 and 2009 data: 5.Breaking the Link Publication A new DCSF publication Breaking the Link between Special Educational Needs and Low Attainment – Everyones Business: 5.Inclusion Development Programme Module 3 (BESD) now released and is available online at: (online e-learning) 5.Disability Equality Schemes On-line self-evaluation checklist to ensure you comply with requirements 5.Achievement for All Pilot in 10 authorities in the country (one in each region), aimed at improving progress of pupils with SEN and increasing parental confidence. Nottinghamshire is the East Midlands lead. 6.P-scales Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) have been developing additional materials to support the assessment of P Scales 5.New SENCOs If you have a new Special Educational Needs Co-ordiantor (SENCo), please make sure that you inform the SEN advisory team (via Hazel Kursa, ). This will ensure they are contacted re induction and training and receive support from a Lead SENCo or a team member.

5 5 SEN Governors Mtg Oct 09: Summary 1.New Ofsted judgement on The quality of learning for pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their Progress. Information on the new OFSTED framework for schools. 2.National Progression Guidance New national guidance on pupils working at below test levels. 3.Revision of Disability Equality Scheme (Secondary Schools) Three yearly revision- guidance: supportteams/sips_sen/sen_team_guidance/sips_sen_disability_equality_scheme.htm supportteams/sips_sen/sen_team_guidance/sips_sen_disability_equality_scheme.htm 4.SENCo Regulations New statutory requirements: SENCOs must be teachers and have a voice on school leadership team 5.Inclusion Development Programme (IDP) National training programme on Dyslexia, Speech and Language, Autism and Behaviour 6.SEN briefings for schools 25 th and 26 th January briefings on SEN Issues for Heads and SENCOs 7.Designated Teachers for Children in Care Guidance:

6 6 SEN Strategy and Funding There has been very significant growth in: Numbers of enhanced packages (EPs) Numbers of children in Leics special schools Number of children in out county special schools We are placing children in special provision at the national average- we are not an average LA Our special schools are too full- increase at lower level of difficulty Budgets are growing by £3,380,000 for out county special placements and Enhanced Packages next year- 30%- trend is to double in three years We need a sustainable long term strategy- to be developed with heads (June 16 th) and then discussed with Schools Forum

7 7 Draft Proposals Enhanced Packages –School contributions to enhanced packages equivalent to the cost of a full time LSA, with protection for schools in financial difficulty. Locality Working: –The development of local infrastructures in each locality (South Leics, Melton, Charnwood, Hinckley, North West Leics) to manage the devolvement of the out county budget oversee the development of provision. Specialist Provision –Expansion of small scale specialist provision for BESD, MLSD and ASD on mainstream school sites with the support of local area special schools, in each locality, within a county plan, using funds devolved to the area. Use of Support Services –Service level agreements between support services and localities and strategic planning of support service capacity with localities. Placement Criteria –Revision of placement criteria and moderation role for localities with respect to referrals for statutory assessment Intensive Behaviour Support –Use the funds released from enhanced packages to create an Intensive behaviour support capacity to support: re-integration packages from the PRU to mainstream school; children with enhanced packages for BESD in mainstream; and managed moves.

8 8 SEN Jargon Structured programme Small Step CVC (Consonant- Vowel- Consonant) Fine Motor Gross Motor Receptive and Expressive Language Target, objective, aim School Action, Action Plus Statutory Assessment Statementing Statemented SEN Learning Difficulty BESD Dyspraxia SPA P-levels SENCo SENA MLD, SLD, PMLD, SpLD, PD ADHD, SALT, SLCN ASD Autism Dyslexia Phonological Skills Phonics IEP IDP National Curriculum Levels of Attainment AfA Children in Care/ Looked after Children DCSF, DfE ECM, CAF, Triage EMASS+ TES= EMTAS Educational Psychology Service MAF, TAF and CAF AAC

9 9 SEN Green Paper Consultation Are the SEN and Disability statutory frameworks helping children to get what they need? How can we identify needs earlier? How can the assessment processes be improved? How can we ensure all schools have high expectations? How can parental choice be improved? How can we improve the transition from child to adult services? Examples of what is working well. Development of Legislative Proposals by Government: –Green Paper consults on issues –White Paper consults on proposals –Bill considered by Parliament –When passed, becomes an Act

10 10 The Single Equalities Act The new equalities legislation came into force at the beginning of October. The equalities and human rights commission have produced a helpful website which has a schools section. and-guidance/equality-act-guidance-for- education-providers-schools/

11 11 The Single Equalities Act cont. The site is divided into the following sections (links below) which give useful explanation and examples on how the legislation applies to schools. Introduction Key concepts Admissions Providing education and access to any benefit, service or facilityProviding education and access to any benefit, service or facility Exclusion from school Dispute resolution and enforcement Schools providing further education

12 12 The Single Equalities Act Secondary Schools should have revised their Disability Equality Schemes by last December. Primary Schools and Special Schools need to revise their Disability Equality Schemes by December Schools can combine all Equality Schemes into one document, or keep them separate.

13 13 The National Picture at Key Stage Two 50.9% 53.3% Closing the Attainment gap

14 14 KS2 Leicestershire – the gap widens slightly 53.2 % 55.2 % Closing the Attainment gap

15 15 Attainment Gap at KS4 – National Picture 46.5% 43.3% Closing the Attainment gap

16 16 KS4 Leicestershire gap ever so slightly closed % 47.2 % Closing the Attainment gap

17 17 Growth in SEN numbers in KS3/4 – National picture Closing the Attainment gap

18 18 The Ofsted Inspection Framework The schedule will be slimmed down – probable implementation 2011/12 Key Areas: Achievement; Teaching and Assessment; Leadership and Management; Behaviour and Safeguarding. Key Purpose: To raise standards

19 19 Ofsted and pupils with SEND All inspectors have had recent training on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Schools might like to use the evaluation tools/booklets on the Leicestershire Website (guidance section)

20 20 A smaller than average school. Pupils are mainly of White British heritage; Very few are eligible for free school meals, Attainment on entry is around average. The schools data and therefore RAISEonline indicates that the proportion of pupils with SEN is high - much higher than average. This is something Ofsted explored during the schools inspection. The school went into Special Measures. An Ofsted perspective

21 21 There is a lack of clarity in the school about the identification of children with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD). Some of the pupils on the schools SEN list are those who have learning difficulties but some are those who are underachieving for other reasons, for example because teaching has not met their needs. The result of this lack of clarity is that neither provision in lessons nor additional interventions are closely enough matched to the needs of pupils who do have a learning difficulty or those who are underachieving. Paragraph from special measures monitoring letter

22 22 Paragraph from special measures monitoring letter The targets which have been set for these pupils progress are generally too low and staffs expectations are correspondingly low.

23 23 Leicestershire SEN Team Website (note underscore) Resources free for school use re SEN & Disabilities Guidance and support section contains following:

24 24 Leicestershire SEN Team Website Assessment (including revised P scales)Assessment Case Study Proforma Disability Equality Schemes Identification Process Initial Guidance Inclusion Development Programme Leadership and Management of SEN Outreach Support Pastoral Support Programmes Progression Materials Provision Mapping and Management Pupil and Parent Participation SEN Acronyms (Word doc, 36KB)SEN Acronyms SEN Record and PLASC Guidance (Excel spreadsheet, 40kb)SEN Record and PLASC Guidance SEN Self Evaluation SENCOnet Meetings The Annual Review Process The IEP Process Transition Planning Guidance and Form Teaching Resources and Strategies Working with the SEN Governor (Word doc, 117kb)Working with the SEN Governor

25 25 Inclusion Development Programme First 2 modules – SLCN/Dyslexia and Supporting pupils on the Autism Spectrum. DVDs/booklets in schools. All materials on the website. SLCN/Dyslexia resources being updated and made available.

26 26 Inclusion Development Programme Third training module – Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD) is now available. 163 schools are attending a county roll out of the materials. Not about day to day behaviour management – aimed to develop understanding of specific BESD, causes, management and support.

27 27 Structured Conversation Strand of Achievement for All. Training for school staff on how to meet with parents of pupils with difficulties. Rave reviews from all schools and parents who have been involved in the pilot authorities. 163 schools are attending cascade training to have their own trainer.

28 28 Discussion- notes

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