Presentation on theme: "1 Local Offer Workshop Wednesday 5 th June, 2013 Gillian Shurrock – Head of Delivery – SEN & Disability Jennie Whelan – Head of Specialist Teaching Teams."— Presentation transcript:
1 Local Offer Workshop Wednesday 5 th June, 2013 Gillian Shurrock – Head of Delivery – SEN & Disability Jennie Whelan – Head of Specialist Teaching Teams Local Offer
2 Workshop Aims To explain what the new legislation means. To outline when we expect these changes to happen. To explain what the ‘Local Offer’ means and how you can help us shape it.
3 What the new legislation means – Key Highlights. Local authorities, health and care to commission services jointly. New 0 – 25 Education, Health and Care Plan, will replace the current system of statements and Learning Difficulty Assessments. Option of a personal budget for families and young people with a Plan. New statutory protections for young people aged 16 – 25 in FE and a stronger focus on preparing for adulthood. Local Authorities to publish a clear and transparent ‘Local Offer’.
4 What is the Local Offer? Local Authorities must publish in one place information about provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from 0 – 25 who have SEN. Must include both local provision outside the local area that the Local Authority expects is likely to be used for children and young people with SEN, including national provision.
5 What the ‘Local Offer’ means and how you can help us shape it. It is not a list of services. It will include a list of services but will be so much more …. With ‘Early Support’ at the heart of our offer. We plan for this to be a responsive information source where parents/carers and professionals alike will know what is available and what we are planning to be available. Schools will also be required to publish their individual Local Offer
6 A Local Offer has 2 key purposes. To provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the support and opportunities available; and To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving children and young people with SEN, parents and carers, and serve providers in its development and review.
7 Draft regulations set out …… How the Local Offer should be published. Who should be consulted. How children and young people and families should be involved in the preparation and review of the local offer.
8 What must be included Education, Health and Care Provision for children and young people with SEN. Arrangements for identifying and assessing children and young people’s SEN, including arrangements for requesting an EHC needs assessment. Training provision, including, Apprenticeships. Arrangements for travel to and from schools, post 16 institutions and early years providers. Support to help children and young people in moving between phases of education and to prepare for adulthood.
9 Minimum Standards for the School Local Offer Communicate a clear Local Offer Access to transparent information Clear choice of school Makes clear what provision is normally available
10 Minimum Standards for School Local Offer Communicate a clear local offer Access to transparent information Clear choice of school Makes clear what provision is normally available
11 Quality First Teaching Approach Ongoing Meeting needs of all pupils Universal Catch Up - Keep Up Intervention Time limited, short term (for those at risk of falling behind) Targeted Additional to and Different From More Itemised and Specialised Those with longer term or more enduring Needs Personalised & Individual Milton Keynes Model of Intervention
12 New SEN Code of Practice Replacing Early Years/School Action/Plus with a single early years setting and school-based category of SEN. Slim down statutory information.
13 Pathfinders Pathfinders are actively developing their local offer. SE7 pathfinder covers seven authorities in the South East England. It has developed a regional framework for the ‘area wide minimum offer’. It has developed a list of essential and desirable features.
14 Essential and Desirable Features Essentials: Up to date phone numbers & contacts. Diagrams explaining how services work. Who is accountable and who provides what. Clear contact for complaints and information. Visual Signals. Glossary of Terms. Desirables: List of schools maintained / non-maintained and special. Information on schools not written by the school. Explanatory P Scales and NC Levels. School policies on SEN, anti- bullying, equality and complaints.
15 Local Offer - Activity Please consider in your group: a)Could the way that we have described the Local Offer be improved? b)Does the Local Offer give you the information that you expect? c)What would be on your list of essential and desirable features? Please put your thoughts down on the flipchart provided.