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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.