The SEN team provides a service that ensures identification and assessment of special educational needs are completed to statutory timescales. We provide a range of advice and support to schools on all aspects of identification and assessment of pupils with SEN including:
Statutory assessment of children with SEN
Placements of children with statements of SEN/EHC Plans
Statement Management Service
Statement Monitoring service
Advice and Conciliation service
SEN finance – statement support (delivered in partnership with CYPS Finance Team)
Management Information (delivered in partnership with Management Information Team)
Use of SEN Panel as a decision making body
Strategic Planning – planning the long term provision for pupils with SEN in the borough
Management and oversight of Young People's Learning Agency (YPLA) funding applications to independent specialist colleges.
Schools Human Resources
Your schools workforce is your biggest asset and highest cost to any school. With school budgets coming under increasing pressure it is important that you have the right structures, people and policies to develop and deliver your school’s tangible school improvement priorities.
Schools HR staff have a vast experience of schools’ legislation and terms and conditions of employment and operate at the highest standards of professional competency to support schools. The schools HR team have been working in partnership with schools across the borough for many years.
We aim to deliver a personal and focused service that is reliable, flexible, confidential and responsive and tailored to suit your needs.
We have knowledge of Schools & Council policies and procedures and work to continually develop policies that are compliant with ACAS guidelines and employment case law and which have been consulted on with School trade unions so that they are ready for your Governing Board to adopt.
We offer high quality HR advice and guidance in order to ensure that statutory and contractual employment responsibilities are met by the school and the Local Authority where applicable.
Established strong working relationships with schools, LA colleagues, trade unions, professional associations and established links with regional and local employer associations.
School Research & Statistics Service
Transform the use of data in education, and provide good practice research evidence to improve pupils’ achievement in schools.
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