Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Local Offer) services, events and activities
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Note to parents waiting on an EHC Plan
Since the 0-25 SEND Reforms came into force in September 2015 my teams have been working extremely hard to implement these changes, improve our working relationship with parents and improve the quality of our plans.
SEN services are much in demand, this school year alone we took…
About the Local Offer
The Local Offer is a new way of giving children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers information about what activities and support is available in the area where you live
Education, Health and Care (EHC) – Sheffield Transition Plan update, March 2017
The Children and Families Act, 2014, brought in reforms that replaced Statements of Special Educational Needs and Learning Difficulties Assessments with Education Health and Care Plans (EHC Plans).
Sheffield published an EHC Transition Plan in summer 2014 in line with government…
Conversion of Statements to Education Health and Care Plans
The government deadline for moving everyone from a statement to an EHC Plan is the end of March 2018. This means only a couple of weeks are left. As of 16th March we have 96 still to finalise. Only 10 of these have not yet been sent as a draft and we have sought to communicate directly with those…
Transition between school and college phases for those with EHC Plans
Where a child had an EHC Plan, we were able to name provision for 98.5% of those moving into nursery, from infant to junior and from primary to secondary school by the government set deadline of 15th February. 84% of first preference requests were met. This is a significant improvement on…
Changes to the SEND Tribunal Process
Where a child or young person requests or has an EHC Plan, if they or their family are not happy with decisions made about the plan they have an option to go to the SEN Tribunal. I wanted to notify parents of some changes around the tribunal from the 1st April 2018.…
Changes to the EHC Plan and My Plan template
Sheffield introduced a ‘My Plan’ a couple of years ago to ensure a co-ordinated plan of
support for children with additional needs who do not require additional provision to be made through an EHC Plan. Education providers are encouraged to use this as an effective tool to…
We are continuing to review our Provision for children and young people with Special
Educational Needs across the city. The feedback we have received to date is pointing to a
much more fluid and flexible continuum of provision across the city. Government have also
Are you part of a parent group we don’t know about?
We recently wrote to all parents groups that we are aware of to invite them to participate in some meetings with the Executive Director of People’s Services, Jayne Ludlam, about how we continue to improve provision for SEN across the city. If you lead a parent support group for SEN that…