Welcome to Devon's SEND Pathfinder website
Devon Local Offer
October 31st, 2013
We have now published our local offer, which enables parents and young people to see what services are available in their area and how to access them. Please let friends and colleagues know about this as we would welcome any feedback to help us develop the website.
SEND Briefing - October 2013
October 30th, 2013
Here is the latest SEND Newsletter updating you on our progress so far and other hot topics. Details of training for the roll out in the South are also inlcuded.
SEND Pathfinder Training
October 23rd, 2013
Training has now started in the North Devon area, aimed at frontline and operational staff. Places are filling up quickly, so if you cannot book onto the date of your choice, please add your name to the waiting list.
Details of the pre-course reading material, and post training information, including the new DAF (Devon Assessment Framework) can be viewed on our training pages.
October 23rd, 2013
The Autumn edition of the DISCplus newsletter is now available. If you would like a hard copy, please contact us.
Evaluation of the SEND pathfinder programme
October 8th, 2013
The Department for Education has released the latest report from the evaluation of the SEND pathfinder programme, produced by SQW. This is the second of two volumes containing evaluation findings from the first 18 months of the pathfinder programme. It describes and analyses the:
- experiences, outcomes and distance travelled by the initial cohort of participating families
- extent to which working practices have changed for staff/individuals that have worked directly with these families
- indicative assessment of the costs of the reforms
Draft SEN Code of Practice and Regulations released for Consultation
October 8th, 2013
The government has today released a draft version of both the 0 to 25 Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice and regulations for consultation. These set out the detail of the proposed new SEN legal framework within the Children and Families Bill.
The draft documents contain sections on:
- Assessment and plans
- A children’s appeal pilot
- Approval of Independent Educational Institutions, Independent Schools and Special Post-16 Institutions
- The Local Offer
- Personal budgets
- Children remaining in special schools not in receipt of a plan
- SEN information
- SENCO regulations
There is also a document covering proposals for making the transition to education, health and care plans and the local offer from the current system of statements.
Please note, the consultation on these documents closes on 9th December.
SEND Pathfinder YouTube Channel
October 7th, 2013
The Pathfinder Support Team have launched a new SEND Pathfinder YouTube channel. This channel seeks to compile and link to relevant videos from the SEND Pathfinder areas. A number of videos referenced in the latest versions of the Information Packs can found here.
Devon Parent Carer Voice Locailty Events
October 3rd, 2013
Devon Parent Carer’s Voice and Devon County Council are hosting three Joint Parent Carer events around the County in October/November. Come along to meet other parent carers, see how you can contribute to consultations and hear about the SEND reforms.
- South – Tuesday 15th October 2013 at Buckfast Conference Centre, Buckfast, TQ11 0EE
- North – Tuesday 22nd October 2013 at RHS Rosemoor, Torrington, EX38 8PH
- East – Tuesday 26th November 2013 at The Isca Centre, Exeter, EX4 8NT
Each event will feature a guest speaker. To find out more details and to book your place please visit Devon Parent Carers Voice.
SEND Pathfinder Training Events
September 27th, 2013
Training dates, to prepare frontline and operations staff in the Northern Devon area for the implementation of the new SEND pathway are now available. More information and details of how to book your place can be found on our Training page.
SEND Briefing - September 2013
September 26th, 2013
Here is the latest briefing note about the Pathfinder. Read about one headteacher’s support for the Pathfinder project and find out details of the training events for operational staff in the North – SEND Newsletter SEPTEMBER 2013