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  1. Education

    Education for children with SEND in Suffolk Suffolk is an inclusive Local Authority, which means that our aim is that most pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are educated in mainstream settings. Read below to find out more about what we mean by…
  2. Institutions Approved Under Section 41

    Under the new Code of Practice, we must publish the list of independent special institutions (Independent Special Schools - England and Wales and Special Post-16 Institutions) approved by the Secretary of State under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014. See the published…
  3. 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…
  4. A parent's guide to autism

    Parents often feel relieved when they finally receive a diagnosis of autism, because they have an explanation for their child's behaviour. Receiving a diagnosis may come as a shock, and it can take a while to accept what you're being told.  It can sometimes be…
  5. Primary Mental Health Workers for Schools in Suffolk

    What are Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHWs)? Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHWs) offer consultation, support and guidance to school staff working with children and young people who are showing mild to moderate mental health concerns. School staff can contact their Primary Mental Health Worker if they…
  6. Suffolk's SEND Strategy 2017 - 2020

    Please note: this page refers to the 2017-2020 SEND Strategy. For information about the 2021-2023 strategy click here. We have also developed a more detailed action plan that supports the strategy delivery and this, alongside the strategy forms our Ofsted/CQC SEND statement of action,which has…
  7. 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…
  8. What to expect from a school or setting

    Schools and settings are responsible for meeting the needs of a range of children and young people by providing high quality teaching and support which is adapted to the needs of individual children so they can make good progress in their learning and, in the…
  9. 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…
  10. Specialist Provision: panels and processes

    Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – How we make decisions September 2022 Update The decisions we make about the support our children and young people receive is central to our vision and can have a profound effect on their outcomes. We have been working over…
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