Families

Sutton’s Vision and SEND Charter

Cognus, Sutton, South West NHS and SPCF logosOur Vision Statement We are collectively ambitious for our children and young people. Together we want to provide them with the best chances to achieve their best outcomes in life, whatever their starting point, and to prepare them effectively for adulthood. Our SEND Charter The Sutton Charter provides […]

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Dispute Resolution

Mediation, Dispute Resolution and Tribunals  This page has information on the options for families if they disagree with a decision. 1.  Who can support me if I need help with a disagreement?  Both these services are free for parents, carers and young people, and can offer help and advice on options available. Organisation Sutton Parents […]

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Annual Reviews – the basics

What is an Annual Review meeting – and is it always ‘annual’? An Annual Review meeting is where the school/setting, professionals, parents and a young person review the needs, outcomes and the provision (the support) in the young person’s Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan. The review meeting is to see if any changes are […]

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EHC Needs Assessment Process

What is an Education, Health and Care Plan? Most children and young people with SEND will be supported within their mainstream early year setting, school or college through the Graduated Response and Quality First Teaching, with targeted and personalised support. All schools have “notional funding” to allow them to do this. The Local Authority has provided additional […]

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Introduction to SEND

Frequently asked questions on special educational needs and /or disabilities (SEND) for children and young people between the ages of 0 -25  1.  What is the definition of a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND)? The SEND Code of Practice 2015 says that children of school age or young people have a special educational need […]

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