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.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) & Quality Improvement Team
We provide specialist support, advice and training to all sectors with children in the early years age range including maintained Nursery Schools, Primary schools and Independent Schools. We also offer intensive support to schools on request.
Our charged services include:
• Bespoke CPD for newly qualified teachers and practitioners new to the Early Years Foundation Stage
• Bespoke CPD for EYFS teams, schools and Clusters
• Coaching for Foundation Stage Coordinators & EYFS
• Support for observation, assessment and planning
• Support for assessing, recording and tracking including meeting the needs of vulnerable groups
• Implementing the 30 hour entitlement
• Effective Nursery Class practice
• Effective Reception Class practice
• Support to create a stimulating and challenging learning environment
• Improving Outdoor learning
• Developing a core book approach
Governor Support & Training
Providing advice and practical support to governors, headteachers and clerks to governing boards
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.
Moving Matters Sports Service
Improve PE provision at your school
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