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SEND Strategy 2019 - 2024

Making SEND Everyone's Business Stamp

What is the SEND strategy? 

The SEND Strategy 'SEND is everybody's business' sets out what Peterborough and Cambridgeshire wants to achieve over the next five years for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

It will be supported by an action plan that sets out in more detail how we will do this.

What is the Pledge?

The Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Pledge is a commitment to demonstrating the values of how we want to behave when working together to support children and young people with SEND and how we will deliver the SEND Strategy. 

Art competition for the SEND Pledge

SEND Sticker

A competition inviting young people to create art inspired by our ambition to make special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) everbody’s business was launched at an inclusive ComicCon event in Peterborough in October.  Feel the Force Day XL took place at the Peterborough Arena on Saturday 5 October and is the world’s only film and TV convention designed for people with disabilities, additional needs and sensory impairments.

We are calling for paintings, drawings and other artworks that bring the following words and phrases used in our SEND Pledge to life. The winning artworks will be used to create a poster to illustrate how we will work together with children and families to help them to achieve their potential.

  • Welcome everyone
  • Celebrate success
  • Trust each other
  • Aim high
  • Create opportunities
  • Value individuality
  • Build confidence
  • Be honest
  • Listen
  • Be positive

The competition is open to all children and young people living in Peterborough or Cambridgeshire. The closing date is 6 January 2020. Please indicate which of the terms your artwork relates to. Please photograph or scan in your drawings, paintings, cartoons or other artworks and submit your entries via:

Facebook: CambridgeshireCC

Twitter: @cambscc (#MakeSENDeverybodysbusiness)


Keep hold of your original drawings as there will be a prize!

You can see a flyer about the competition on this page.

SEND strategy engagement process feedback

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed their thoughts and ideas in the consultation on the draft strategy in November 2018. 

A wide range of individual views were provided as additional comments in the survey responses. A number of themes identified including workforce development and accountability will be reflected in the development of the action plan.

A summary of the SEND strategy consultation feedback is available here.