Access arrangements and reasonable adjustments
JCQ publish regulations for the academic year 2014/15.
JCQ has published their updated Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments document for the academic year 2014/15 and an accompanying document which summarises the principal changes.
Schools should carefully read the statement on page 1 which sets out which members of staff need to be familiar with the contents of the document. Potentially one of the most significant changes is SENCos being responsible for assessing, processing and entering arrangements online as well as holding the evidence for inspection purposes.
When processing applications for access arrangements, it is now compulsory for the candidate’s UCI and/or ULN to be entered in addition to the candidate number. ISC contacted JCQ to find out whether this would have an adverse impact on independent schools as ULNs are not mandatory for them. JCQ has confirmed that independent schools will currently be using UCI numbers for GCSE and GCE candidates and the inclusion of the UCI number when processing an on-line application should therefore not be problematic.
SEND - update July 2017
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Statements of SEN and EHC plans: England, 2017
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SEND Code of Practice FAQ for Independent Schools
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Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Pupils
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