How have you found the changes brought about by the new SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years (2014)? This book is the ultimate guide to making sure that you are not only meeting the requirements, but are improving outcomes for children and young people as well. Written for all professionals working in the field, it covers: · The broader Children and Families Act (2014) · The role of the local authority · Guidance on all the key changes that school leaders, SENCO's, and staff are concerned about · Case studies of settings across the 0-25 age range, including maintained schools, academies, free schools, and specialist and alternative provision. Whether you work in education, health, or social care, or are training to do so, this book will genuinely improve your provision and practice for children and young people with SEND.
Chapter 5: Local authorities working with schools to increase SEN provision
Local authorities working with schools to increase SEN provision
This chapter looks at the pressures of a growing pupil population and its impact on meeting the needs of children and young people with SEND. The effect on local authorities of the ‘academisation’ of schools is considered, as well as the growth of free schools. There is an example of how one LA is working with its schools to develop the extra provision that is needed.
This is followed by a case study of a SEND Pathfinder authority. As well as a reference to the LA’s work with free schools, which is one way of widening choice for children, young people and their families, the chapter provides ...