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A date has now been arranged for the above training. It will take place on 22nd November 2018, 9.30am - 3.00pm at Hazel Oak School. Cost £110 (lunch provided).

Description: We recognise that some children process information differently. This course provides practitioners with practical strategies that support individuals with Sensory and Communication needs.

Audience: All settings working with pupils with SEND, EYFS practitioners and NQTs.


Following the Local Area inspection of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Inspection by Ofsted and Care Quality Commission in October 2017 the attached letter identifies strengths and areas for improvement. This is a narrative judgement, there is no overall judgement. The local authority has not been asked to produce a written statement of action.

However, an action plan is being written to address issues and the SEND Board met on 10 January to develop this further. Louise Minter is the SSSAB representative on the Board. I will ensure that the action plan is shared once completed.

Thank you for your support during the inspection, especially those schools visited by inspectors, and for the commitment you have to meeting the additional needs of our children and young people.

Phil Leivers

Assistant Director Learning & Skills Division

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The start of the new academic term marks the launch of the Social Emotional and Mental Health High Needs (SEMH HN) Pathway. The purpose of the pathway is to reduce risk of exclusions for children presenting with SEMH needs and has been adapted to anticipate the launch of the Emotionally Based School Avoidance pathway, due to be launched in October.

The work of the SEMH High Needs team is primarily to support the prevention of exclusion through early intervention and responsive support.

All forms to request support via this pathway can be found on the local offer page here.

Melissa Jones, Senior Educational Psychologist and Jane Shaw, SISS SEMH team lead

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