Friday, 5 September 2014

SEND: Guide for Early Years Settings

If you follow the education press at all, you can't have failed to notice that as well as the new EYFS, this is the week when the new SEND Code of Practice has come into effect. The reforms involved are wide ranging, but the overall intention is to give children with special educational needs and disabilities and their parents a greater say in the support they receive.

Now the DfE has just released a guide for early years settings, outlining the duties and responsibilities of providers when dealing with children with SEND and their families. The guidance can be accessed here, and should be read alongside the full revised SEND Code of Practice.

If this area is of interest to you, take a look at NASEN's SEND Gateway - this is a recently launched portal offering education professionals "free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training."

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