Special educational needs and disability 2014

  • Special educational needs and disability. A guide for parents and carers. This guide is for parents and carers of children and young people who have special educational needs (SEN) or a disability.
  • Special educational needs and disability code of practice 0 to 25 years.Statutory guidance for organisations who work with and support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Behaviour and discupline in schools.This guide is from the Department for Education. It provides advice to headteachers and school staff on developing the school behaviour policy and explains the powers members of staff have to discipline pupils.
  •  Mental Health and behaviour in schools. This non statutory advice clarifies the responsibility of the school, outlines what they can do and how to support a child or young person whose behaviour - whether it is disruptive, withdrawn, anxious, depressed or otherwise - may be related to an unmet mental health need.
  • Behaviour and discipline in schools. Advice for headteachers and schools staff.
  • Reasonable adjustments for disabled Pupils. Schools and education authorities have had a duty to provide reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils since 2002 (originally under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (the DDA) and, from October 2010, under the Equality Act 2010). This guide will help school leaders and education authorities understand and comply with the reasonable adjustments duty. It will also help disabled pupils and their parents understand the duty.

Admissions (including academies)

Alternative provision

Annual reviews

Bullying

Early years

Equality and Diversity

  • Equality Act 2010 - non-statutory guidance on how it applies to schools (Department for Education, October 2012). (Pages 17-21 relate to disability)
  • Equality Act 2010 Guidance. This is non-statutory advice from the Department for Education. It has been produced to help schools to understand how the Equality Act affects them and how to fulfil their duties under the Act. It has been updated to include information on same-sex marriage.On 1 October 2010, the Equality Act 2010 replaced all existing equality legislation such as the Race Relations Act, Disability Discrimination Act and Sex Discrimination Act. It has consolidated this legislation and also provides some changes that schools need to be aware of.
  • Equaltiy Act 2010 What do I need to know.The Act applies to all organisations that provide a service to the public or a section of the public (service providers). It also applies to anyone who sells goods or provides facilities. It applies to all your
    services, whether or not a charge is made for them.

Dyslexia

 Exclusions

 

School attendance

  • Ensuring a good education for children who cannot attend school because of health needs. This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education. Local authorities (LAs) must have regard to it when carrying out their duty to arrange suitable full-time education (or part-time when appropriate for the child’s needs) for children who are unable to attend a mainstream or special school because of their health. This duty applies to all children and young people who would normally attend mainstream schools, including Academies, Free Schools, independent schools and special schools, or where a child is not on the roll of a school. It applies equally whether a child cannot attend school at all or can only attend intermittently.
  • Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions.The statutory guidance in this document is intended to help governing bodies meet their legal responsibilities and sets out the arrangements they will be expected to make, based on good practice. The aim is to ensure that all children with medical conditions, in terms of both physical and mental health, are properly supported in school so that they can play a

SEN support criteria

 SEN legislation and policy

  • Special educational needs Code of Practise 2001.
  • Much of the legislation that the above refers to will have been superseded by September 2014 but children and young people will still be using statements for a year or two afterwards.

Statementing process

  • Chapter Eight of the SEN Code of Practice 2001 covers the processes relating to drawing up, agreeing, maintaining and ceasing statements of SEN (statutory guidance)
  • Much of the legislation that the above refers to will have been superseded by September 2014 but children and young people will still be using statements for a year or two afterwards.

Transition

  • Transition to the new 0-25 special educational needs and disability system.The guidance covers how legislation relating to children and young people with special educational needs and (SEN) in England will operate between 1 September 2014 and 31 March 2018, and how and when the new SEN and disability system will be made available to all children and young people with SEN in England by 31 March 2018.

Transport

  • Post-16 transport to education and training.This statutory guidance has been produced to support local authorities in developing their transport policy and publishing their transport policy statements. Local authorities must have regard to this guidance when carrying out their responsibilities in relation to transport arrangements for young people of sixth form age.

    SEN-Home to school Transport policy All of the various Surrey transport policies can be found on this Surrey local offer weg page.