SEND e-newsletter - August 2016 DfE Newsflash

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Newsletter

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August 2016

DfE NEWSFLASH - Please share as quickly and widely as possible to parents/carers of children with SEND because the timescale for this consultation is short.

Thank you


DfE commissioned survey to inform National Award for SEN Coordination qualification

Achievement for All has been asked by the Department for Education (DfE) to find out the impact of the National Award for SEN Coordination qualification on SENCOs and to make recommendations for improvements. 

Questionnaires have been created for:

  • Parents/carers of children with SEND that asks for your views on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND,) support in your child’s school. 
  • Children and young people with SEND that asks for the views of pupils with SEND, on support in their school. 

They would greatly appreciate it if as many parents/carers of children with SEND and children and young people with SEND on support in their school would completed their surveys.  There are two surveys for children - one for children who are confident readers and one for children who are less confident readers and who prefer to use symbols.

The feedback received from the surveys will help inform a report and to make recommendations for improvements to the Award.

The survey can be found here 

The closing date for this survey is Monday 22nd August.