ADHD / ADD
- Young Minds A web page with links to several ADHD fact sheets.
- School Admissions Code This Code imposes mandatory requirements and includes guidelines setting out aims, objectives and other matters in relation to admissions.
Annual reviews and other school meetings
- Top tips for meetings Our information sheet on preparing for meetings.
- Absences from school. Surrey's web page on attendance.
- School attendance This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help schools and local authorities maintain high levels of school attendance and plan the school day and year. The document also provides information about the interventions available to address pupils’ poor attendance and behaviour at school.
- Preventing and tackling bullying This document has been produced by the government to help schools prevent and respond to bullying as part of their overall behaviour policy. It outlines, in one place, the Government’s approach to bullying, legal obligations and the powers schools have to tackle bullying.
- Comments, compliments and complaints about Surrey County Council maintained schools
- Comments, Compliments and complaints about Surrey County Council Children's social care services
- Complaining about an academy - In the first instance please use the academy's own complaints procedure. Should you remain dissatisfied, please refer to the DfE guidance on Complaints about academies.
- Communication is the key: a good practice survey of services for deaf children (Ofsted, October 2012)
- The British Dyslexia Association The British Dyslexia Association's web page on discualculia.
- Achieving dyslexia friendly schools (British Dyslexia Association quality mark and accreditation)
- Choosing a school for a child with dyslexia (British Dyslexia Association)
- Surrey County Council policy for dyslexia Surrey County Council’s dyslexia policy aims to clarify the current use of the term dyslexia and the implications for assessment and support at school level.
Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder or DCD)
- DCD and Dyspraxia (Published by Telford and Wrekin DCD Group)
- Dyspraxia Foundation The Dyspraxia Foundation is a country Wide charity, founded in 1987 as the Dyspraxia Trust. The Foundation seeks every opportunity to increase understanding of Dyspraxia, particularly among professionals in health and education.
- Epilepsy Action Epilepsy Action is the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation and exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition.
- Young Epilepsy Young Epilepsy is the national charity working exclusively for the 112,000 children and young people aged 25 and under with epilepsy and associated conditions.
Exclusion from School
- Exclusion from school - (Surrey County Council)
- Exclusion, advice and support sheets (IPSEA)
- Government advice on exclusion
- E-learning package for parents and carers, from KIDS to explain the key points about personalisation, personal budgets and how they may impact on their family life. (You will need to create a login and password to access this resource).
- Kids: Making it personanl:2 An aim of MIP2 is to inform providers and families of the changes that have taken place as part of the SEND reforms and the opportunities and challenges these will bring; as well as exploring the changes necessary for providers to be ready for personal budgets.
Physical and Sensory Support Service (Surrey)
- Link to Surrey County Council web page on PSSS Surrey County Council Physical and Sensory Support (PSS) accepts referrals for children and students from 0-25 years and beyond 25 to support education courses in education settings.
- PSSS Referral page (parents or professionals may download and complete a referral form)
Appeals to the First-iter Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability)
- The First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Responsible for handling appeals against local authority decisions regarding special educational needs
- You can see Upper Tribunal decisions here: http://www.osscsc.gov.uk/Aspx/default.aspx
The following websites and blogs often post information on recent decisions:
- 11 KBW Education Law Blog
- a can of wormsDavid Wolfe's blog for anyone concerned about academies or free schools and the law.
Whilst no new statements are being issued with the recent change in legislation many of the points raised in the publication below will apply when when reading an amended statement following review.
- Home to school travel and transort guidance This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education. This means local authorities are under a duty to have regard to it when carrying out their duties in relation to home to school travel and transport, and sustainable travel.
Home to school travel assistance for children with SEND or a EHCP A surrey county council guidance.
- Transport to educational settings A Surrey County Council Local Offer page which is a comprehensive guide to how Surrey's transport policy works
- Special Educational Needs Pre 16 Travel Assistance Form If you think you may be eligible for transport you can apply for assistance by completing the Special Educational Needs Pre-16 travel assistance form and returning it to your SEND Case Worker.
- You can use the online application form to apply for transport if your child does not have an EHCP or SSEN but you feel they may still be eligible for free school transport because they meet the criteria in Surrey's Home to School Transport Policy for 4-16 year olds 2017-18 Home to school/college transort (Surrey's link curently broken contact SIASS for a PDF.)
- An IPSEA web page with many useful resources on home to school/college transport.