There are currently approximately 94,000 pupils of school age in Devon. The SEN 0-25 Team currently maintains 3,454 Statements of SEN (3.6%). All must be reviewed at least annually and where children are under 5 years of age, they should be reviewed every 6 months.
Approximately 650 statutory assessments are requested annually, 23% of which are refused. Where assessments have been refused, a request for reconsideration is normally submitted.
Approximately 500 new assessments are undertaken annually. There are statutory timescales for each part of the process.
SENCo helpline – Tuesdays 12-4pm 01392 287248
- SEN 0-25 Team
The organisation of the SEN 0-25 has changed to be organised into 4 area teams to mirror those of our colleagues in other Education services, Health, Children’s Social Services and Adult Social Services.
- Early Help and the Graduated Response
- Engagement Toolkit
Resources from the Learn to Live Federation
Members’ resources (membership is quick and free)
Resources from Devon Information, Advice and Support for SEND (DIAS)
This is me – young person’s views (editable PDF)
All about me – child’s views
Living Options – Engagement Toolkit (developed with and for people with learning disabilities)
How to engage young people in the SEND Local Offer – Council for Disabled Children
Let’s Listen to Early Years Children – Participation Works Partnership
How to promote inclusion between disabled and non-disabled children – Participation Works Partnership
More coming soon…
- Education, health and care (EHC) needs assessment requests
Requesting an EHC Needs Assessment
- EHC Needs Assessment Request form for education settings
- Education Setting information for EHC needs assessment ( request for assessment made by parent/young person or other agency)
- Guidance for EHC Needs Assessment Requests
- Threshold and Criteria for EHC Needs Assessment (September 2016)
- Example EHCP
- EHC Needs Assessment Process (First Assessment) flow chart (from 20th February 2017)
How to contribute to an EHC plan
- Annual reviews (EHCP)
The Annual review portal is now live and can be used for all learners with an EHCP. Please use the accompanying guidance for assistance.
In line with the SEND Code of Practice 2014, the first review of an EHC plan must be held within 12 months of the date the EHC plan was issued, or within 12 months of any previous review, and the local authority’s decision following the review meeting must be notified to the child’s parent or the young person within four weeks of the review meeting (and within 12 months of the date of the issue of the EHC plan or previous review).
In order to meet the requirements within the Code of Practice, schools and settings are asked to hold the review meeting not later than 11 months from the date of issue of the EHC plan, or the last review.
In line with the Code of Practice, the school/setting must prepare and send a report of the meeting to everyone invited to the meeting within 2 weeks of the meeting.
Within 4 weeks of the review meeting, the local authority must make a decision whether to keep the plan as it is, amend the plan or cease to maintain the plan and notify the child’s parent or young person and the school/setting.
This portal supports the timely submission of review meeting reports, through the use of the online form, enabling supporting reports from professionals as well as parental views, where they have been provided for the review, to be uploaded. It is essential that the form within the portal is completed in full for each child demonstrating a full review of progress and provision for the child/young person.
Once completed, the form is submitted to the local authority online and a copy circulated to those attending the review meeting.
For assistance on the EHC plan review process or Review form please contact the SEND 0-25 Team email@example.com.
For technical support on accounts or password issues, please contact the One Support Team firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Annual review (statement or in-year transfer)
- Transfer process
- Additional guidance/SEN support
- A Devon Approach to Understanding Children and Young People with Mathematical Difficulties
- Devon Educational Psychologist (EP) Policy
- DfE Guidance – Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions
- Devon Guidance – Education for Pupils with Medical Needs
- Preparing for Adulthood Choices and Options – for pupils in Y9/Y11 (updated September 2017)
- Assessment Framework Form
- Suitability of school or college Form
- Visiting Officer Form
- CSW Group guidance and information