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SEND Reforms (from September 2014)

How will the changes affect my child?

At SPCEDS the changes to 'Special Educational Needs and/or Disability' (SEND) will not affect your child very much.  The changes primarily affect how we work in school and will further improve how we work with parents/carers and other professionals.  Some of the main changes are:

  • We will no longer use the terms 'School Action' and 'School Action Plus' and will use the term 'SEN Support' instead.
  • Over the next 2-3 years any 'Statements of Special Educational Needs' will be transferred to an 'Education, Health and Care Plan' instead.
  • Parents/carers of pupils with an 'Education, Health and Care Plan' will be given the option to manage the funds attached to the document.  (See Statement and Education, Health and Care Plans)