The academy’s SENCO is Mr P Wilkinson.
The Children and Families Act 2014 aims to improve integrated support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities across Education, Health and Social Care for 0 – 25 year olds. The revised SEND Code of Practice (June 2014) means that there will be:-
- A single system giving support across Education, Health and Social Care
- A joint commissioning approach across Education, Health and Social Care
- An Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) will replace the current SEN Statements and Learning Difficulties Assessments (139a)
- A personal budget offer will be available for those with an EHC Plan
- Local Authorities will have to publish clear and transparent ‘SEN&D Local Offer’
The main drivers of the new Reforms are:
- To improve the outcomes for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their families
- To improve the process for accessing services by having clear, single, cohesive pathways
- To improve the level and transparency of information and support available to families
- To increase the level of choice and control children, young people and their families have over the services and support they receive
The ‘Problem Solving Toolkit’ is designed to help families access the services that their children need, and are entitled to. This popular Toolkit aims to support disabled people and carers, as well as their families and advisers, who are encountering difficulties with the statutory agencies in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services. It aims to unpick these problems and to develop effective strategies for resolving them.