Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
All schools in Devon have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. Schools are required to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.
The four broad areas of need are:
1) Communication and Interaction
2) Cognition and Learning
3) Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
4) Sensory and Physical Needs
Devon Local Offer
The Children and Families Bill became enacted in 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. This is the Local Offer.
The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area. Find out more about Devon Local Authority’s Local Offer: