Special Educational Needs and Disability
ISC coordinates the work of the SEND Expert Group helping to share best practice within the sector.
Mental health in education
The Institute of Public Policy and Research (‘IPPR’) have published details about a new study
High Needs Funding Arrangements
DfE has recently published information for local authorities and institutions about the high needs funding arrangements for 2016 and 2017.
DfE advice on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
Departmental advice on changes to legislation relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Approved list of independent special institutions
DfE has updated its guidance on applying to be on the approved list of independent special schools under section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014.
Children and Families Act 2014
Landmark Children and Families Act 2014 gains royal assent
Call for evidence
DfE has launched a call for evidence on distributing special educational needs and disability (SEND) funding more fairly in the future.
Children and Families Act and the SEND Code of Practice
ISC has been working with DfE on producing a FAQ document.
DfE launch call for evidence on SEND
DfE has published a call for evidence to help inform their work on longer term changes to the funding for children and young people with SEND.
Access arrangements and reasonable adjustments
JCQ publish regulations for the academic year 2014/15.
SEND Code of Practice and Early Years
DfE publishes advice for early years providers funded by the local authority.
New SEND guidance
DfE has published a series of guidance documents explaining the reforms to the SEND regime and the transitional arrangements that apply.
SEND Code of Practice
The SEND Code of Practice received parliamentary approval earlier this month. Also see updates on advice for local authorities and health partners, guide for young people and parents or carers and Ofqual to review data on extra time in exams.
SEND Code of Practice published
The Department for Education has published the new SEND Code of Practice.
New mental health and behaviour in schools advice
Department for Education publishes new advice on identifying and supporting pupils that may have mental health needs.
Revised version of SEND Code of Practice
Revised version of SEND Code of Practice published for further consultation. Also see updates on funding and supporting pupils with medical conditions in school.
Statements of SEN and EHC plans: England, 2017
National Statistics from the DfEDownload
Mental Heath and Behaviour advice for schools
Departmental advice for school staff from the DfEDownload
SEND Code of Practice FAQ for Independent Schools
Frequently Asked Questions for Independent Schools on the SEND Code of Practice and the Children and Families Act 2014.Download
Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Pupils
Guidance for Schools in England from Equality and Human Rights CommissionDownload