The SEND reforms: Who should do what?
This handy A5 guide is designed to help you to check that your school, college or setting is compliant with key legislation around special educational needs and disability (SEND).
It considers the implications of the Equality Act 2010 and offers some examples of how this law is applied in practice. The Children and Families Act 2014 is the basis for the guidance within the SEND code of practice 2015 and this publication aims to highlight what duties are statutory, which are best practice and to whom the rules apply. It includes references to the activities which are the responsibility of local authorities, Governing Bodies, SENCOs and other specific staff in schools, colleges and settings.
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The chapters are as follows:
1. The Legislation and its implications for schools - The Equality Act, The Children and Families Act, The SEND Code of Practice, including The Local Offer and The SEN Information Report
2. The Person-Centred Approach - Working with children and young people, parents and carers to achieve a person-centred approach
3. Outcomes - Working towards outcomes; planning for adulthood from the outset
4. SEN Support - Supporting children and young people with lower levels of need
5. EHC Plans - Supporting children and young people with the highest levels of need
6. Early Years - The implications of the SEND reforms for Early Years settings
7. Further Education - The implications of the SEND reforms for Further Education settings