Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Please follow this page for the latest SEN-D information and changes to National and Local SEN-D offer, policy and guidance.

In this section of the website we will outline the changes to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN-D) and what it means for our children at Great Chart Primary.

As of September 1st 2014 a new Code of Practice for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities was introduced by the Government with statutory guidance for schools following the changes made to the “Children and Families Act 2014”.

Part of the changes made include a requirement that all local authorities produce a “Local Offer” outlining what the authority offer to support children with SEN-D. You can find this by clicking on the following link: http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs

As a school we are also required to set out our own “Local Offer” setting out what our school will do to support children with SEN-D. This will be set out in our new SEN-D Policy and Information Report.

SEN Policy

SEN Information Report

A “Parents Guide” to the new SEN code of Practice outlines what provision should be made by schools. http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers 

Mainstream Core Standards

Kent have published a new SEND Mainstream Core Standards guide as well as a Parent version:

Mainstream Core Standards Guide

Mainstream Core Standards - Guide for Parents

Click here for the latest Kent newsletter for parents of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.