SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan
Following the SEND Review, the DfE published the SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan on 2nd March 2023. SEC will be working with the DfE to ensure the proposals set out in the plan abide by the current legislative framework on SEND.
SEC recently gave evidence at an education select committee session about the improvement plan. Daniel Stavrou response on behalf of SEC was robust, backed up by a wide range of evidence, and he ensured that children were at the forefront of the conversation. He opened with an undiluted message that SEC are disappointed by the plan especially with regard to inadequate workforce funding, failure to address misapplication of pre-existing legislation, and absence of wider steps towards inclusive practice. He also gave a response on behalf of SEC on topics including national standards, bands and tariffs, mandatory mediation and workforce training among others. You can watch the full debate here.
SEC responded to the proposals set out in the SEND Review: Right Support, Right Place, Right Time and the Schools’ White Paper: Opportunity for all: strong schools with great teachers for your child. SEC will be helping to shape these proposals over the period of consultation and as legislation is developed. We will be sharing relevant documents and insights on our page.
SEC has released an initial response to the Green Paper: Right support, right place, right time.
Before the Green Paper was published, SEC developed a set of proposals setting out what we wanted to see in the SEND review, our 20 Asks. We met with DfE and the SEND review team to share our 20 Asks, along with our rationale, the evidence and analysis sitting behind the Asks. SEC is committed to working with Government to prioritise these asks during the consultation period on the SEND review.