SEN September 2014

SEN Changes
September 2014
Definition of SEN
Definition of SEN remains the same:
 A child or young person has SEN if they have
a learning difficulty or disability which calls for
special educational provision to be made for
them. A child of compulsory schools age or a
young person has a learning difficulty or
disability if they:
a) have a significantly greater difficulty in
learning than the majority of others of the same
age; or
b) have a disability which prevents or hinders
them from making use of educational facilities
of a kind generally provided for others of the
same age in mainstream schools or mainstream
post 16 institutions.
Summary of main changes
Statements replaced by Education Health
and Care Plans (EHCP)and will be from 0-25.
All statements must be transferred into EHCP’s
by Sep 2017 until then the old guidelines are
followed. Any new assessments of SEN from
Sep 2014 will follow new rules.
No School Action of Action Plus just one stage
SEN support in school.
Summary of main changes
Four main categories not five.
No longer have category for BESD now Social,
Mental and Emotional needs; other areas
remain the same Communication and
Interaction, Cognition and Learning, and
Sensory and/or Physical.
Summary of main changes
 Emphasis
now on classroom teacher and
on ‘high quality teaching’ that is
differentiated and personalised. Emphasis
on assess, plan, do, review process.
 Under the new code no IEP’s, schools can
look to develop other ways to
communicate strategies that help
Summary of main changes
Parents of a child with an EHC can choose to hold
personal budgets to buy in support identified. This is
discussed as part of the process when moving to an
Parents must be informed if the class teacher and
SENCO decide SEN support is required. All teachers
and support staff who work with the child should be
made aware of their need, the support provided and
any teaching strategies or approaches that are
required. This should be recorded on the school’s
information system.
Engage parent
Child or
Engage parent
Engage parent
Engage parent
SEN Waves of Intervention model.
Wave 3
support for a
few pupils.
Wave 2
Non-specialist interventions for
some pupils to help them catch up.
Wave 1
Inclusive quality first teaching in the classrooms for all
SEND Information Report
Every school from September 2014 has to
publish how they support SEN students.
On our school website:
Click on our school and scroll down to
purple bar at the bottom. Click on SEN.
Advice and Support for you.
As well as the guide on our website you
can visit the Warwickshire SEN site.

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