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  1. Analysing and Using SEND Data

    Data collection and analysis are essential elements in developing a more ‘forensic’ approach to removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and supporting the setting of realistic and stretching targets for SEND pupils. SEN Code of Practice The effective use of data helps to support the…
  2. Children's Social Care and SEND

    Where a child or young person has been assessed as having social care needs in relation to their SEND, social care teams: Must secure social care provision which has been assessed as being necessary to support a child or young person’s SEND and which is…
  3. The Virtual School and Children with SEND

    The Virtual School has prime responsibility to ‘champion’ the educational achievement of Islington’s Looked after Children (LAC). The majority of LAC have some form of special or additional educational need - as a group, LAC are nine times more likely to have an EHC Plan…
  4. Further Education and SEND

    Since 1 September 2014, the above institutions have had a duty to: Co-operate with the LA on arrangements for young people with SEND Admit a young person if the institution is named in an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan Have regard to the SEND…
  5. Links to School Ofsted Inspection

    During the inspection: gathering and recording evidence Inspectors will evaluate evidence relating to the achievement of specific groups of pupils and individuals, including disadvantaged pupils, the most-able pupils, and pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Overall effectiveness: the quality and standards of education…
  6. Islington's youth hubs and adventure playgrounds

    Islington's Youth Offer includes: A range of facilities and services for young people, including youth hubs, adventure playgrounds, and loads of clubs and groups. We can also help when things get tough and you need a bit of extra support, or need someone to talk to.  Use Google…
  7. Job trends in Islington

    In Islington, most employers are small private businesses on a single site There are over 21,000 businesses in Islington. Most of these employ between 1 and 9 people but there are  around 100 businesses and organisations that employ over 250 people. Where do people work…
  8. Personal Budgets Explained

    The aim of Personal Budgets is to increase an individual’s independence and choice by giving them control over the way services they receive are delivered. A Personal Budget is a sum of money that a family can use to spend in a way that they…
  9. Transforming Care

    The aim of Transforming Care is to improve the lives of children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism who display behaviours that challenge, including those with a mental health condition. The programme has three key aims: To improve the quality of care…
  10. Single Route of Redress - National Trial

    In line with Schedule 2 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 all local areas in England are required to publish details in their local offers for ‘notifying parents and young people of their right to appeal a decision of the local authority…
  11. SEN Governance in Islington

    The process of governance (or making policies and monitoring how effective they are) takes place at various levels across the Council. The SEN Governance Map provides details of all the Boards and groups which all contribute to the governance of SEN provision for children and young people…
  12. What to expect from the Health Visiting Service

    Health visiting services use a 4 tiered progressive model. This involves: Building community capacity to support parents of young children by contributing to the understanding of local need and targeting work appropriately with our key partners. The provision of 5 universal contacts focusing on prevention,…
  13. Autism Awareness

    Various personal accounts of what it is like to have autism are available on the Autism Awareness area of the Guardian newspaper's website. Listen to BBC Radio 4's Word of Mouth Programme to hear Michael Rosen learn about communication from people on the autism spectrum, by…
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