Saturday, 12 October 2013

Consultation on the New SEN Code

The government has recently launched an open consultation on the new Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice and Regulation. The consultation will run until 9th of December 2013.

The new Code's most radical policy is the shift from the current system of Statements of SEN  which typically get issued mid-school career and last until 16 years with 'Education, Health & Care Plans' which will run from birth to 25 years. Based on what teaching colleagues have said so far, this is generally being viewed as a positive development even if the mechanics and realities are not yet fully known.

I have previously spoken on this issue - see my PowerPoint presentation, 'Challenges and Opportunities facing SEN in 2013' (also available for download here and here).

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