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DIAS SEND Parent Information Events – spring term 2018

We are running a series of parent information events across Devon during the 2018 spring term. The events are information sessions for parents and carers, where you can find out more about how Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) support works in Devon. Our aim is to help you to understand the system in Devon. You


Portage Consultation

Have you used the portage service? Portage is one of a number of services for children with complex needs. The current service provider, Virgin Care, has a contract to deliver the service, which ceases on 31st March 2019. When we asked about Portage in summer 2017, you wanted us to ensure Portage services can link


SEND Improvement Programme Newsletter – December 2017


Speech, Language and Communication Needs – joint commissioning


SEND Strategic Review

Review of Provision for Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)  In accordance with Devon’s SEND Strategy and implementation plan, Devon County Council is undertaking an annual review of education provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. As part of the review, the Council is undertaking a short series of surveys during


Preparing for Adulthood page updates

The SEND Preparing for Adulthood pages have been updated. We have tried to make it easier to find important information and make the whole area of the website less confusing. We did this because website analytics and feedback from users told us that people couldn’t always find what they were looking for. The SEND Code


Small Grants Scheme 2017-18

The small grant fund is now open for applications for the remainder of this financial year 2017-18. Application form Guidance notes Please note that the closing date for this round of funding is 3rd November and late applications cannot be considered. In this round of applications we are also considering retrospective funding of grants for


SEND Workforce Development Survey Results


DIAS Parent Information Events

DIAS will be running a series of Parent Information Events, hosted by local schools throughout the autumn term. Tuesday 10th October – The Grove Primary School, Totnes, 1pm-3pm Wednesday 18th October – Uffculme School, 11am-1pm Thursday 19th October – Hatherleigh Primary School, 3.30-5.30pm Wednesday 8th November – Chulmleigh Community College, 7pm-9pm Wednesday 15th November –


SEN Funding update

I am writing to all parents, carers and schools, because I want to be absolutely clear about the changes the County Council is making regarding assessment processes and funding for SEN. A briefing letter I wrote to head teachers before the end of term has been widely misinterpreted and has led to a great deal