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
For the latest training opportunities, have a look at the green drop down box entitled 'SEND Training'.
If you are a SENCO or headteacher/lead practitioner for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, please share your contact details with the SEN and Inclusion Services on this form.
The latest training opportunities can be found on the calendars below:
Educational Psychology Service - Training courses 2018-2019
Training from Specialist Hubs and SEN and Inclusion Services
Click the links below to access the booking forms for the training offered by specific services in the SEN and Inclusion Services of Peterborough City council:
If you have any queries please contact email@example.com
The send gateway (published by NASEN) 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.
Physical Disability Awareness training
PD Net - the network for those supporting learners with physical disabilities have published an online course on Physical disability awareness in schools. The course is a Level 1 course that aims to develop awareness and understanding of physical disability and the impact it can have on learning.
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.
If you would like the newsletters delivered directly to your email inbox please click on this link to register.
If you like the newsletter, or have suggestions for future articles, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find a links to archived newsletters here.
Education Settings (nurseries, schools and academies) can request the support of the Specialist Teaching Services (including the advisory teachers for ADHD and Autism and teachers of the deaf, blind, and physical disabilities) and the Portage Service (for Early Years children), through the Request for Involvement form.
The form must be signed by the Headteacher / Lead practitioner in the setting and submitted to email@example.com
If the matter is urgent, please contact SEN and Inclusion Services directly (the contact details available on Peterborough Local Offer).
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01733 863702
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 gov.uk website.
Young Person's guide to SEND disagreement resolution
This guide is aimed at young people with SEND, their families and the individuals and organisations that provide them with support.
It provides advice and information about how young people who are unhappy with the support they are getting for their special educational needs or disability can find the right help and advice to resolve their issues. The guide also explains who young people can go to for support and the steps to take.
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 gov.uk 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: LADO@peterborough.gov.uk
- 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.
'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
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.
The Assessment and Education, Health and Care plans page hosts a collection of resources, including related pages, useful documents and links to external websites
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:
Handouts from Workshop B:
Click the links below to find recordings of the keynote talks and most workshops from the conference. Transcripts / subtitles are being processed and will be available in the future.
The list below highlights some resources shared by Peterborough SENCOs. All resources are blank or use fictional information. These resources are shared as examples or starting points. For more information about these resources please contact email@example.com
You can also download these documents in microsoft word by clicking on the link in the Useful documents section on this web page
Click the links below to access additional resources:
Pilot guidance - Decoding the School Census - SEND Provision and Type
Following a number of co-production opportunities with SENCOs, Family Voice Peterborough and the local authority, SEN and Inclusion Services are piloting guidance on the SEN Type and Provision categories for the School Census. This guidance is being sent to Headteachers and SENCOs. We are asking all schools to trial the enclosed guidance when completing the school census in the first half of Spring term 2019. Once completed, we will use feedback gathered to revise the guidance and finalise it ready for future census.
Please share your feedback by 22nd February 2019 (the last day of half term break).