Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) We are committed in Somerset to all local children accessing local education provision and ensuring every child in Somerset achieves well above expectations and is not held back by their social and personal backgrounds, special education needs or disabilities. The provision for supporting children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities is based on the SEND Code of Practice 0-25.

Somerset Local Offer

Somerset Local Offer The Local Offer website has information about services and support available locally for any children and young people with SEND aged 0-25.

Somerset Local Offer webiste

Somerset SENDIAS

Somerset SENDIAS provides information, advice and support about Special Educational Needs and Disability for parent carers, children and young people (up to the age of 25), including Independent Support to help through the Education, Health and Care (EHC) Assessment and Plan process.The service is free, confidential and impartial.

To find out more:

Phone 01823 355578

Email info@somersetsend.org.uk

Visit their website www.somersetsend.org.uk

Support Services for Education (SSE)

A number of SEN Advisory Support Services are provided by Support Services for Education (SSE) that are funded by either the local authority, Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) or from individual schools’ delegated funding.

To find out more:

Phone: 01823 348266

Email: SSE@somerset.gov.uk

Visit their website www.supportservicesforeducation.co.uk/

School Information Packs

School information packs have been shared with all schools. The documents are all available here:

  1. Welcome Letter by Julian Wooster
  2. Headteachers role
  3. SEND Governors role
  4. SENCOs role
  5. Concern Flowchart
  6. CYPP Outcomes
  7. Core Standards Leaflet
  8. Early Help Letter
  9. SENDIAS General Leaflet
  10. SSE Service Brochure
  11. Integrated Therapy Service leaflet
  12. SENCO Management File
  13. Part Time Timetable Guidance
  14. Briefing for Somerset School on Exclusion of Pupils with SEND
  15. Damien Hinds ‘Speech re Golden Threads of SEND’
  16. Joint Commissioning Strategy v7
  17. Letter to Schools re Financial Situation
  18. Meeting the 2011 Equality Duty, Guidance for Schools
  19. SEND Charter – Final

To find out more:

Phone: 0300 123 2224

Fax: 01823 321187

Email: childrens@somerset.gov.uk

Address: Customer Contact, PO Box 618, Taunton, TA1 3WF

Opening Times: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday closed