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SEND Conference on 19 February 2018

SEND Resources for professionals

This page contains links to useful documents and sources of information on a range of local, regional and national SEND matters.

You might it helpful to view the glossary of SEND terms referred to on this page. 

For the latest training opportunities, have a look at the green drop down box entitled 'SEND Training'.

SEND Training

Training Opportunities

The latest training opportunities can be found on the calendars below:

Booking request for Specialist Teaching Training Courses

To book on a specialist teacher training course, please use this form.  Places on courses will be confirmed by Inclusion Services via email. If you have any queries please contact  

SEND Gateway

The send gateway is an online portal offering education professionals free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Focus on SEND training for educational practitioners working across Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Post 16

Focus on SEND training is a free course aiming to help teachers and educational practitioners working across the 0 – 25 years age range to develop high quality practice in order to better meet the needs of their learners with SEND. It is based on the evidence of what constitutes good continuing professional development (CPD) and so takes a practice-led, enquiry-based and collaborative approach.

SEND in Peterborough Conference 19 February 2018

SEND In Peterborough Conference 19 February 2018

On 19 February 2018, the Peterborough SEND Conference brought together around 150 SEND stakeholders from across the Peterborough area to hear from local services and speakers.  The keynote speaker was a professional advisor from the Department for Education. On this page are a series of resources from the event. Further details can also be found on the Conference blog.

Resources that can be found on this page relating to this conference are:

Slides from Charlie Parker from the Department for Education

Slides from Gina Hart, Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner

Workshop A - Small Data, Big Steps (part one)

Workshop A - Small Data Big Steps (part two)

Workshop B - Inclusive approach to assessing, tracking and evaluating the progress of children with SEND

Handouts from Workshop B:

Workshop C Top tips for surviving Ofsted

Workshop D Assistive Technology

SEND in Peterborough Newsletter

SEND Newsletters

The SEND newsletters are termly publications packed full of news features, training events, and resources. They are aimed at those involved with supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families, across the education, health and social care services, and the voluntary/charity sector. 

They are produced in partnership with the Inclusion Services of Peterborough City Council, the Peterborough SENCO Network, the Specialist Hub Network and Family Voice Peterborough. 

You can view our newsletters below.

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Autumn 2017 Newsletter

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If you like the newsletter, or have suggestions for future articles, let us know by emailing

Government Communications

This section contains details on communication and materials published by the Government

Changes to appeals - Single route of redress trial

You can find more detailed information about this on our Assessment and Education, Health and Care plans page.

Guidance and toolkit with regard to the single route of redress (SENDIST)

Guidance on the single route of redress national trial, which begins on 3 April 2018, has now been published on GOV.UK  The two year national trial extends the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND) to make non-binding recommendations on the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care plans, in addition to the educational aspects.

High Needs Funding

The Government’s response to the schools and high needs national funding formulae consultations can be found within the publication section on the website.

Primary assessment consultations, including the Rochford Review

The government’s response to the ‘Primary assessment in England’ public consultation can be found within the consultations section on the website. 



What to do if you have concerns about the safety of a child?

1. Speak to your line or team manager

2. If you have serious concerns that the child/young person is at risk of significant harm make a referral to social care

3. If you wish to seek advice about your concerns and the action to take, contact the duty officer in social care or the Local authority Designated Officer (LADO) for Safeguarding:

  • Telephone: 01733 864038
  • Email:
  • Fax: 0870 2384083

4. Ensure that you seek appropriate support/supervision for yourself

5. Consult the documents listed below for further advice or visit the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Children Board.

What to do if you have concerns about the safety of a child

Model Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for Schools

Sensory Impairment

Sensory Impairment

'Ensuring equal access to public examinations for candidates with sensory impairment' was produced by the National Sensory Impairment Partnership. It is intended to help teachers of children and young people with hearing impairment (H), visual impairment (VI) and multi-sensory impairment (MSI) to understand the key principles underpinning reasonable adjustments for public examinations and the main access arrangements that may be appropriate for candidates with sensory impairment. It also includes examples of specialist reports written to support applications for access arrangements.

Cochlear Implants – FM Training Tool (downloadable resource tool) for Teachers of the Deaf and relevant professionals


Mental Health Support

Talking about terrorism: tips for parents and professionals

Children are exposed to news in many ways, and what they see can worry them.

  • listen carefully to a child’s fears and worries
  • offer reassurance and comfort
  • avoid complicated and worrying explanations that could be frightening and confusing
  • help them find advice and support to understand distressing events and feelings
  • children can always contact Childline free and confidentially on the phone and online.
  • More information can be found on the NSPCC website and by clicking on the pdf link below - Talking about terrorism: tips for parents and professionals

Useful resources on suicide prevention and the Prevention Concordat

This briefing provides links to useful resources, toolkits and websites relevant to suicide prevention and the Prevention Concordat.

Assessment and Education, Health and Care plans (EHC) - Assessments and Resources

The Assessment and Education, Health and Care plans page hosts a collection of resources, including related pages, useful documents and links to external websites

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