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Schools contribution to the Local Offer

All schools or settings will need to develop and publish a tailored Local Offer in partnership with parent/carers. Transparency, accessibility and appropriate confidentiality are of paramount importance both in collection and sharing of information. A school’s Local Offer needs to address what will be: a universal offer, targeted support and specialised support. The…

SENCO Central

Welcome to SENCO Central, where we gather together all the resources we think SENCOs might find helpful in one place. Click the blue dropdown menus below to find details of support services, training events, advice on statutory assessments and annual reviews and more. If there's…

SEND 16+ Transitions Guide

All children and young people deserve a bright future - to belong, achieve, contribute, stay safe and be healthy. The teenage years are a time of change and exploration as they begin the start of their journey towards greater independence and adulthood. For children and…

SEND Activities in the Lowestoft area

We have many providers in the Lowestoft area who welcome children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Keep reading to find out more. If you know of any others, let us know! Cantor's Theatre School run song, dance and drama workshops, weekly…

SEND Capital Programme update February 2022

In April 2019 Suffolk County Council agreed to develop a continuum of provision based on pathways which would provide additional specialist education places across Suffolk to meet growing demand. This is through the establishment of new special schools or through specialist units in mainstream schools.…

SEND Independent Review: final report

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. Read the SEND review…

SEND Information and Guidance

The Department for Education has produced a parental guide to new reforms which are changing the ways in which children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities are supported. They have also produced a Young Person's Guide to the Children and Families Act. Parental guide Young persons guide …

SEND Information for settings

The 0 – 25 code of practice introduces a lot of new changes to the way all education settings work with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (send) and their families. The main changes are; The new system covers children and…

SEND Strategy 2021-2023 : Public Consultation

Delay in SEND Strategy Launch 14 July 2021 Dear Parent, Carers and Families As you may be aware, an Independent Review of aspects of Suffolk’s SEND Services has been commissioned by Suffolk County Council. The Review started on 21/6/21 and will be completed within six weeks. A…

SEND Support Wheel - Help

Please see the guidance below for using our SEND Support Wheel. If you can't find what you're looking for, or find an issue with the tool, please use the feedback form on the right-hand side of the page. You can also email localoffer@suffolk.gov.uk for guidance. Using…