New SEND Code of Practice
As well as a new curriculum we have also began to implement the changes set out in the new SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Code of Practice. There are some big changes within this document, which are mainly centered around how we categorize / identify children with SEND needs. Children with Statements will be converted over to the new ‘Education, Health and Care Plans’. Kent’s aim is for this to be done within the year and it will happen at the child’s next annual review.
Children currently categorised as ‘School Action / School Action +’ will either be ‘SEN Support’ children or removed from the SEN register, depending on whether they meet the new criteria.
This will not however affect how your child is supported in school as our philosophy is still the same, in that we endeavour to meet the needs of all children who need additional support.
If your child is currently on the SEN register you will be contacted soon to let you know how they will be categorized under the new system.
For any questions or support with this please speak to me or my Inclusion Assistants Mrs Elks and Mrs Newgreen.
Paul McCarthy (Deputy Head and Inclusion Leader)