Do you work in a school in London?

The London Assembly Education Panel is undertaking a review into SEND in London, aiming to understand how pupils in London can access adequate SEND support now and in the future. They are looking for your views.

The Panel is looking for answers to the following questions from those working in London schools in order to inform the investigation. You are welcome also to include any points that you feel are relevant and important that are not covered in the questions below.
 
How can we ensure that pupils in London can access adequate SEND support now and in the future?  
 
• How many children are classified as SEND in your school (please specify if you are a special school)? How have the numbers and types of need changed over the past 10 years? 
• What SEND provision is available in your school? How is it given?
• What are the specific challenges to providing access to SEND provision in schools, including capacity and funding issues? 
• How have the reforms brought in by the Children and Families Act 2014 affected SEND provision in schools? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the current system?
• Are you able to link effectively with colleagues in the NHS and local authorities to support a child if there is a health need?
• What support and training is available for teachers working with SEND children? Does SEND training feature adequately in teacher training? How could it be improved?
Please send your response by Monday 18th September 2017 to [educationpanel@london.gov.uk]. Alternatively, hard copy can be sent to:  London Assembly Education Panel, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA.  
 
Please note that unless clearly marked confidential, all submissions will be published on the London Assembly's website. 
All contributions are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the respondent may be required to provide a submission if requested, even if it has been marked confidential. 
 

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