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SEN & Disabilities

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) section of our website. All students have the right to achieve their maximum academic and social potential.   At the Sixth Form we believe that all students have learning differences rather than learning difficulties and it is our policy to identify and assess these differences and ensure that learning is supported and differentiated to ensure outstanding progress is made by all students.

It is also worth noting that from January 2015, there are some changes to SEND legislation, following the Children’s and Families Act 2014. A summary of key changes are below, but please visit the link at the bottom of the page for further information.

The SEND Code of Practice key changes

The Code of Practice (2015) covers the 0-25 age range and includes guidance relating to disabled children and young people as well as those with SEND

There is a clearer focus on the participation of children and young people and parents in decision-making at individual and strategic levels
There is a stronger focus on high aspirations and on improving outcomes for children and young people
It includes guidance on the joint planning and commissioning of services to ensure close co-operation between education, health and social care
It includes guidance on publishing a Local Offer of support for children and young people with SEN or disabilities
 For children and young people with more complex needs a co-ordinated assessment process and the new 0-25 Education, Health and Care plan (EHC plan) replace statements and Learning Difficulty Assessments (LDAs)
There is a greater focus on support that enables those with SEND to succeed in their education and make a successful transition to adulthood

Visit the government website to see the new SEND Code of Guidance 2015