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.
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- Training and Workforce Development
- SEN helpline
Who is it for?
SENCO’s, HT’s, Governors and Teaching staff
What does it provide?
Advice and guidance on implementing the SEND Code of Practice (2015) including;
- Assess, Plan, Do Review cycle (including using the Devon Graduated Response Tool)
- Recording and reporting progress to parents
- Promoting high quality inclusive teaching in classrooms
- Monitoring and evaluating impact
- General advice on statutory processes such as requesting a statutory assessment of need, holding an annual review*
- Working with multi-agency partners
- Working with families
When can I call?
Tuesdays 12-4pm term-time (01392 287248)
Or email on LDP-SencoHelpline@Babcockinternational.com (please note emails will be responded to as quickly as possible but are accessed on Tuesdays 12-4pm only. If your enquiry is urgent please call the Babcock central number for support).
* Please note that any enquiries related to named individuals under-going statutory assessment of need, transfer reviews or annual review process should be directed to the appropriate 0-25 SEN Team. Contact details for the team can be found at https://new.devon.gov.uk/supportforschools/services-and-contacts/send or email firstname.lastname@example.org
* Online Portal: For technical support on accounts or password issues, please contact the One Support Team email@example.com
Contact provides a helpline for families – call 0808 808 3555
9.30am-5pm, Monday-Friday; free from UK landlines and UK mobiles
(Answer within five rings)
- 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
- Devon’s Graduated Response Identification of Need KS3 & 4
- Devon’s Graduated Response Plan and Review KS3 & 4
- Engagement Toolkit
The voice and experience of children and young people with SEND, and their families, are integral to make sure we meet their needs. These resources can help your organisation capture the voice and experience of children, young people and their families. If you have a resource that works for you, please send it in and we will add it to this page.
Owner Resource Why is it useful?
What is advocacy? What is engagement? What is participation? Find out in this handy guide. These forms can help you capture the view of children, young people and families during the Education, Health and Care Plan process. Use these national resources to self-assess participation in your organisation and decide what you need to do to develop it. Member and non-member resources from the Learn to Live Federation (Bidwell Brook and Ellen Tinkham schools). Membership is quick and free. This resource is to support early years settings and local authorities to evidence and plan listening to young children and enabling young children’s participation in children’s services.
- Living Options – Engagement Toolkit (developed with and for people with learning disabilities)
- Ready Steady Go – a set of tools to help young people move from children’s to adults’ services
- How to promote inclusion between disabled and non-disabled children – Participation Works Partnership
- Parent Inclusion Ambassador – a co-produced initiative between a parent and an Exeter primary school to encourage parent engagement
- Devon’s Education Inclusion Service
More coming soon…
- SEND Funding
- 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)
- Blank EHCP
- EHC Needs Assessment Process (First Assessment) flow chart
- Meetings within the EHC Needs Assessment Process
How to contribute to an EHC plan
- Annual Reviews
- Access the EHCP Annual Review Portal here
- Annual Review Portal guidance (April 2017)
- Blank Annual Review of Statement form
- Blank Annual Review of EHCP form (pre-16)
- Blank Annual Review (In Year of Transfer) form
- Blank Annual Review of EHCP form (Post 16)
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, providers can then circulate a copy to all those who attended the meetingFor assistance on the EHC plan review process or Review form please contact the SEND 0-25 Team firstname.lastname@example.org.For technical support on accounts or password issues, please contact the One Support Team email@example.com.
- Transfer Process - until March 2018
- Additional Guidance/SEN Support School Improvement Resources
- Model SEN Policy
- Babcock SEND Conference resources 9th June 2017
- Babcock SEND Strategic Support page
- A Devon Approach to Understanding Children and Young People with Mathematical Difficulties
- Devon Educational Psychologist (EP) Policy
- Devon Education Inclusion Service
- DfE Guidance – Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions
- Devon Guidance – Education for Pupils with Medical Needs
- Health Checks for Teenagers
- Mentally Healthy Schools – resources and practical ideas aimed at Primary schools
Preparing for Adulthood
- CSW Group guidance and information
- Preparing for Adulthood Choices and Options – for pupils in Y9/Y11 (updated September 2017)
Quality Assurance of Education Provision