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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 were:

  • We no longer use the terms 'School Action' and 'School Action Plus' and use the term 'SEN Support' instead.
  • All 'Statements of Special Educational Needs' have been 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.