This course is only available on a consultancy basis where we come to you.
This course will cover the latest information on the SEND reforms and how to embed them in your early years, school or college setting. As well as outlining the changes and the timetable for implementation, the legal implications will be covered along with how to meet the expectations of Ofsted. The change of culture that the changes represent will be discussed and practical ideas are given for how to make sure the views, wishes and aspirations of children, young people and their families are placed at the centre of the decision-making process. The various funding streams for SEND and how personal budgets are being used will be included and examples are given of effective and innovative practice.
The changes come at a time when pupil populations are becoming increasingly complex across all types of schools and the SEND code of practice 2015 has raised the profile of children and young people with medical conditions and mental health needs. These will be covered in connection with the expectations being placed on schools and other settings.
Delegates need to familiarise themselves with the SEND code of practice (January 2015); be ready to share ideas on how they, or their settings, have changed their practice following the SEND reforms and have in mind any queries they wish to raise regarding the increased expectations on schools.
Dr Rona Tutt OBE and Lorraine Petersen OBE