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High Needs Funding Update - Autumn Term 2018

Following the high needs funding consultation in Spring of this year the decision has been made to implement the new funding arrangements from September 2018. Further work has been completed on the banding descriptors. The consultation about improving our high needs funding systems ran from…

How can I avoid scams?

Useful links: Think Jessica | Protecting elderly & vulnerable people from scams Committed to protecting people from fraud Suffolk Trading Standards | Suffolk County Council Friends Against Scams - National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team initiative protecting and preventing people from becoming victims of scams

How to deal with panic attacks

A panic attack is a feeling of sudden and intense anxiety. Panic attacks can also have physical symptoms, including shaking, feeling disorientated, nausea, rapid, irregular heartbeats, dry mouth, breathlessness, sweating and dizziness. The symptoms of a panic attack are not dangerous, but can be very…

Improving Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Services in Suffolk: November 21 update

Dear Parent / Carer It has been two months since we published the findings of the Lincolnshire Independent Review into SEND Services in Suffolk.  I am mindful that one of the things we must do is communicate better with you as families, and so what…

Inclusion Practitioner Team

The Inclusion Practitioners are part of the Whole School Inclusion Service, which is in turn part of the Specialist Education Service. In line with the SEND Code of Practice, Suffolk operate a graduated response to supporting the additional needs of children and young people in Suffolk. …

Independent advice and support

The new system aims to empower families and give them more choice and control. This can be daunting for some so we want you to have as much support as possible so you can be informed and confident. The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information,…

Independent Review of Suffolk SEND Services

In June 2021, the council commissioned an Independent Review to focus on the processes, communication protocols and family-facing elements of SEND services. This was carried out by a team from Lincolnshire, including Lincolnshire County Council and the SEND parent carer network. The final report was…

Independent Schools QA Information

This page is currently being updated An independent school is defined as any school at which full time education is provided for five or more pupils of compulsory school age, or one or more such pupils with an EHC plan or a statement of special…

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Last updated: 19/03/2021

Initial report published about SEND services during the covid-19 pandemic following Ofsted and CQC visits to local authorities

A report has been published looking into the support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. An initial report has been published by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) looking into the support for children and…