Local authorities over the country are seeking to identify innovative solutions in times of increasing demand and depleting resources. We have asked SEND4Change, an independent organisation specialising in improving SEN arrangements, to facilitate an independent review of arrangements for children with Special Educational Needs and Disability(SEND) and those with Social Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH) in Lambeth.
At this interactive event SEND4Change will share with headteachers the outcomes so far from the review of the arrangements for SEMH and SEND, some of the challenges facing schools and young people and why there is a need to re shape the current model of provision
We are particularly interested in your views on this and have developed this session so as to ensure that school leaders have an opportunity to determine a new collective approach
We are very interested in listening to your ideas about how the local authority can focus high needs resources so that they have a positive impact on quality first teaching, school based support mechanisms and achieve better outcomes for Lambeth’s most vulnerable learners.
This is your chance to hear about significant national changes and trends for children with SEND and SEMH needs that will have an impact on you and your school. This is your opportunity to influence and shape Lambeth's response to these developments and to ensure a more effective use of the high needs funding block.
SEND4Change will share with headteachers the outcomes from information which has been gathered from Focus Groups established as part of the SEN review regarding current arrangements and how they could be improved. The four key themes which the Focus Groups have considered are: 1.SEN support.
2.Preparation for Adulthood.
- How do mainstream schools and settings support pupils with SEND?
- What arrangements are in place, how successful are they and how could they be improved?
- What does good look like?
3.Engagement and Commissioning.
- How effective is the planning made for pupils in readiness for when they leave school?
- Are arrangements for planning for the future effective?
- How could these be improved?
- How can we ensure vulnerable groups access training, live independently, find employment and maintain healthy lives?
- How are families involved in shaping the service you provide?
- How can families be involved in shaping the local offer?
- How do schools and services respond to the needs of children with social emotional and mental health difficulties and how well do they work with parents?
- How could these services and arrangements be improved?
Booking required. Note this seminar is free of charge for schools subscribed to Lambeth Schools Partnership