Information for parents on changes to SEN Provision from September 2014

In March 2014 the Children and Families Act 2014 became law. As part of this, there are important changes to the support and services children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities will receive.

Kent County Council will publish a ‘Local Offer’ outlining details of what families can expect from mainstream services across education, health and social care.

For those students with complex needs there will be a single birth-to-25 Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan and these will replace the current system of Statements of Special Educational Need.

September 2014 will see the start of a gradual process of moving from the old system of Statements to the new system of Education Health Care Plans (EHC plans). The government have indicated that this could take up to 3 years to transfer existing Statements to EHC plans although the school intend to do this over a shorter timeframe.

The categories of School Action and School Action Plus will be replaced with a new system called ‘SEN Support’.

There will not be any immediate changes to the SEN provision your child receives at our school. We will keep you informed of any significant changes to general provision on the school website.

Click here to download the SEND code of practice expained (PDF)

Click here to download SEND: A guide for Parents (PDF)

Click here to download the SEN school offer (PDF)

Click here to download the SEN and Disability policy (PDF)