The implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014,the revised Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and revisions to the Ofsted inspection framework bring a sharper focus on the responsibilities of schools to ensure high expectations and positive outcomes for children and young people with SEND. Schools need to ensure that they have effective systems to correctly identify SEN and have in place a graduated response to meet these needs.
There is an increased expectation that all teachers have a basic understanding of a variety of mental health conditions which can act as barriers to learning and that schools have a range of interventions which are effective in meeting those needs
The new personal development, behaviour and welfare judgment in the revised Ofsted framework, reflects the high priority and government commitment to good behaviour, discipline, and pupil wellbeing in schools. Schools will need to demonstrate how they are monitoring and using data to measure their effectiveness in promoting good behaviour and be able to demonstrate how they are meeting the needs of pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
Our experienced team offers specialist consultancy and training opportunities to support you to ensure the best outcomes for the pupils in your setting with SEND, and to ensure that behaviour and pupil wellbeing is good or outstanding in your school.