Work with a county authority to support the implementation of their strategic SEN review. This involved reviewing the need for residential provision in special schools and to develop proposals for revised admission criteria and funding arrangements.
Work with a charitable organisation, in partnership with a local authority and schools, to explore the potential for developing new educational provision for young people aged 16-25 on the autistic spectrum.
Work with a Borough Council in supporting the implementation of new SEND legislation with a focus on strengthening joint commissioning arrangements and developing the local offer for personal budgets and direct payments. The work also involved developing a pro-forma and associated guidance for professionals providing advice towards Education, Health and Care plans.
Supporting a review of SEND in a secondary school in preparation for an impending OFSTED inspection. The work involved adapting some aspects of whole school practice and strengthening data and tracking systems. The subsequent OFSTED inspection judged SEN arrangements and pupil progress as good.
Undertaking a strategic review of alternative provision for secondary aged pupils in a metropolitan authority. A detailed report was presented to the corporate management team of the local authority on how the existing services, systems, policies and processes needed to develop in the future.
Review of early years funding arrangements for special educational needs in a county authority. This led to the implementation of a scheme to provide supported early intervention and reduce the need for SEN statements
Re-shaping additionally resourced provision for children with physical disabilities in mainstream schools in a county authority in order to meet more complex needs. This involved developing and agreeing service level agreements between the schools and the local authority.
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