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1 Children and young people without Education, Health and Care plans

2 Disabled children and young people Equality Act 2010 Part 3 Children and Families Act 2014 Children and young people with SEN Part 3 Children and Families Act 2014 Pupils with medical conditions s100 Children and Families Act 2014

3 A physical or mental impairment with an adverse effect on the person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Effect must be: substantial long-term All conditions need to be considered as they would be without ‘treatment Definition of disability

4 Learning difficulty A significantly greater difficulty learning than the majority of children; or A disability that hinders access to educational facilities + Requires special educational provision Provision that is additional to or different from the provision normally available Definition of special educational needs

5 Not defined in the Children and Families Act or statutory guidance Common sense? Definition of a medical condition

6 Exercise

7 Schools must make reasonable adjustments: Three elements: Provision, criterion or practice Physical features: does not apply to schools; schools must have an accessibility plan Auxiliary aids: schools included since 1 Sept 2012 These duties are anticipatory Equality Act

8 Part 3 Children and Families Act, schools must: have regard to the SEND Code of Practice use ‘best endeavours’ SEN support: assess, plan, do, review SEN Support

9 School policy Providing Individual Healthcare Plans Needs Level of support needed Who will provide support Staff training Pupils with medical conditions

10 Accessibility strategy increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school’s curriculum improving the physical environment so that disabled pupils can benefit from what the school provides improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is readily accessible to pupils who are not disabled Information and reports (1)

11 SEN information report Policies on identification and assessment Policies on assessing and reviewing progress, adapting the curriculum, how to access additional support Expertise of staff Arrangements for involving parents Name and contact details of SENCo Information and reports (2)

12 School policy on supporting children with medical conditions Who is responsible for ensuring that sufficient staff are suitably trained cover arrangements in case of staff absence risk assessments for school visits, holidays etc… monitoring of individual healthcare plans Information and reports (3)

13 The education, health and care provision a local authority expects to be available for disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs, including: What early years settings, schools, and colleges provide from their delegated budgets The local offer

14 Implementing SEN Support

15 Behaviour sits outside any of the 4 areas Recognised as occurring across all areas, a surface feature New category is social, emotional and mental health difficulties Others remain the same: communication and interaction; cognition and learning; sensory and/or physical needs Better linkages to access arrangements and Equality Act 2010 4 areas of need

16 Removal of School Action, School Action Plus Graduated response Cycle of assess, plan, do, review External specialists at any point Expected progress criterion: where, despite the school having taken relevant and purposeful action to identify, assess and meet the SEN of a child or young person, the child or young person has not made expected progress, the school or the parents should consider requesting an EHC assessment SEND Code of Practice

17 Individual Education Plans are not required by the Code Parent participation in identification and should meet 3 times a year Discussion with parents should focus on : needs, outcomes, provision, and timing for review A note of discussion given to parents Schools required to keep records SEND Code of Practice

18 1 Year to transfer children and young people to SEN support Focus should be on culture change rather than procedure The definition of SEN has not changed: children and young people should not lose support unless: Their needs have changed The school has changed its universal offer Transition to SEN support

19 Some of the current challenges

20 Core element (school): the basic unit of per-pupil funding distributed to all schools which will be in a local area. £2-4,000 per pupil. Notional SEN budget element (school): schools are expected to pay up to £6,000 per pupil with additional needs. High needs element (local authority): top-up funding held the by the local authority to fund above the school level elements Challenges - funding

21 Having clear expectations of what schools are expected to provide from their notional SEN budgets Having clear agreements in place about how schools can access top-up funding – moderation; panels; financial thresholds Having criteria in place for how EHC assessment and plans relate to funding Solutions - funding

22 National curriculum level descriptors have been removed Proposed replacements leave a significant gap between P8 and lowest ‘performance descriptors’ Identifying SEN and judging ‘expected progress’ may become increasingly difficult Challenges – measuring progress

23 NAHT commission: Schools should use consistent criteria for assessment Schools should work in collaboration, for example in clusters, to ensure a consistent approach to assessment Local authorities can support this by requiring a consistent approach to assessment when considering requests for funding/EHC assessments Solutions - measuring progress

24 Other questions or comments

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