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The Graduated Approach and Quality First Teaching

The Children & Families Act 2014: Part 3 has been in force since September 2014 and considerable work has been undertaken in Kirklees to implement the reforms across education, health and social care. Significant progress has been made but there is still much work to do. The implementation of the reforms has meant significant and continued development and change for schools in terms of their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for children and young people with SEN and this has been and continues to be a challenging time due to the degree and pace of change.

The implications of the reforms is usefully summarised in the briefing note available on the CDC website on the following link:-

http://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/attachemnt/schools-briefing-sep-15.pdf

This guidance has been developed primarily to support mainstream schools (maintained schools, academies and free schools) in Kirklees but will also be useful to other professionals across education, health and social care who work with schools in supporting children and young people with SEN.

It is designed to assist schools in the development of their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND), setting out local expectations for Kirklees mainstream schools, in accordance with the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice.

This guidance links into and brings together other information and guidance to support the Graduated Approach to identifying, assessing and making provision for children and young people with SEN in Kirklees.

Kirklees have produced guidance for schools and professionals working with children with SEND regarding identifying and meeting SEND in mainstream school (click images to open the document)

NASEN have also developed a guide to SEN Support and the Graduated Approach (click image to open PDF in new window).

Click here for a document with guidance around the Asses-plan-do-review cycle, MSP's and EHCP's.

Click here for an example of a whole school approach to SEND provision

Click here for an example of how to use person centred strategies in school

Last updated: 04/12/2020