Supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Each year your child completes a one page profile which includes how they learn and what help they would like to complete their tasks.
A family centred approach
There have been recent changes to supporting children with SEN.Many parents have welcomed the changes the new laws bring, particularly the greater focus on personal goals, increased family involvement and improved rights and protections for young people. These changes are not about cutting costs but about creating a better system that puts you and your child.
From Statement to Education, Health Care Plans
Statements of special educational needs are being replaced with a single education, health and care plan for your children and young people. The EHC plan will place much more emphasis on personal goals and will describe the support your child will receive whilst they are in education. Personal budgets will also be introduced to give parents more control over the support you and your child receive. The amount you will be given and how it can be spent is something that you would agree with the school.
Additional SEN Support
For children with less complex needs but who still require help a new system called additional SEN support is being introduced. This process will be less about counting the hours or resources given and more about what the child has achieved.
Concerns about losing support
Some parents have expressed a concern about their child losing support. I can assure you, your child will not be left without support because of these changes.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Hutchings.