School age children in mainstream educational settings, or young people in post-16 settings are seen as having SEN if they;
- Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than most others of the same age, or
- Have a disability which stops them using facilities generally provided for others of the same age
Children and young people with SEN should be put on a setting’s SEN register.
There should be a school focused plan (SFP), or needs analysis and provision map in place.
To view BMBC's school focused plan (SFP) document click here (coming soon!)
Regular reviews carried out by the education setting will help decide if specialist involvement is required to build on the graduated response. Children and young people and their parents & carers should be involved throughout. Their views and contributions should be included in the plan.
The plan should be reviewed with children and young people and their parents or carers, at least termly to look at assess, plan, do, review cycles as part of the graduated approach.
The SEN Inclusion Framework Toolkit
The SEN Inclusion Framework Toolkit shows how a graduated response to SEND in schools can help ensure good and improving outcomes for all pupils. The toolkit is the result of much hard work of many people drawn from across a range of schools in Barnsley. It has been co-produced with professionals including SENDCOs and Head Teachers, specialist staff and parents
and carers of children with SEND. You can download a copy here