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Legal update

5 May 2020 Covid19: changes to special educational needs and disability (SEND) legislation

The DfE has published a notice under the Coronavirus Act 2020 as well as amending regulations and guidance which make some changes to the special educational needs and disability (SEND) framework arising from the Children & Families Act 2014 and the SEND Regulations 2014.

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Legal update

25 March 2020 Coronavirus – guidance to social care and schools on vulnerable children and young people

With Covid-19 expected to place a substantial burden on statutory services and school closures being put into effect, the Government has now issued guidance on continued protection of this group.

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Legal update

29 November 2019 Horizon scanning

In the first of what we hope will become a regular feature in Be Connected, Nick MacKenzie reviews what’s on the horizon for the education sector and briefly shares with you a number of themes.

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Guide

Review of SEND Framework

The House of Commons’ Education Committee has reported on the implementation of the new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) framework under the Children and Families Act 2014.

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Legal update

8 March 2019 SEN admissions

A recent judicial review case taken by an academy trust against a local authority has provided some useful guidance for schools when dealing with requests to admit children with EHCPs.

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Guide

FAQs - Converting to academy status

These FAQ are designed for single schools looking to convert to academy status, a group of schools wishing to form a multi academy trust or a school looking to convert and join an existing multi academy trust.

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What’s the process for SEN admissions?

Richard Freeth gives a summary of the process that must be followed by local authorities with schools prior to a child with a SEN statement or EHC plan being admitted.

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What is a 'reasonable adjustment' for disabled pupils?

Hayley O'Sullivan explains what a 'reasonable adjustment' is for disabled pupils.

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Guide

SEN and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years

This special educational needs and disability code of practice is statutory guidance for organisations which work with and support children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities.

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Guide

Statutory policies for schools

The Department for Education have released updated advice on the policies and documents that governing bodies and proprietors of schools are required to have by law.

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