‘Students have outstanding attitudes to learning,
which is primarily as a result of good teaching and very positive relationships across the whole academy.’ Ofsted
‘Students behave very well, show high levels of cooperation, respect and courtesy and work highly effectively with each other and their teachers. This creates a very positive learning environment.’ Ofsted
Dear Parent

The government is making significant changes to the law on how the special educational needs (SEN) of children and young people should be met. These changes are set out in the new Children and Families Act which was enacted on 13 March 2014.

The key changes are:

  • Replacing the statement of SEN with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), produced in partnership with children, young people and parents
  • Extending eligibility for SEN support through an EHCP to 25 years of age where a young person is in education
  • Giving parents and young people the option of a personal budget to pay for elements of SEN support
  • Requiring local authorities to set out a local offer of support to be made available for children and young people with SEN from schools, colleges and other services
  • A new SEN Code of Practice, expected in June 2014
  • A focus on personalisation, with requirements around the involvement of children, young people and parents in decisions about SEN provision
  • Requiring education, health and care services to work together to support children with special educational needs through joint commissioning and planning of services.
These fundamental changes will come into effect from September 2014 and will have a significant impact on the way services are delivered for children and young people who have special educational needs.

For further information please see the attached letter from the DfE about the forthcoming changes Should you require further information please contact the Academy SENCO on 01753214453