Code of Practice 2014 Summary of changes

Hanslope School
Information for parents
Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 (June 2014)
The statutory guidance for meeting the needs of children with SEN has changed. Schools and
educational settings now do not follow the SEN code of practice 2001 as this has been replaced by
the updated version and became effective from September 2014.
The main changes from the SEN Code of Practice 2001 are:
 The Code of Practice (2014) covers the 0-25 age range
 There is a clearer focus on the views of children and young people and on their role in decision
 It includes guidance on the joint planning and commissioning of services to ensure close co-operation
between education, health services and social care
 For children and young people with more complex needs a co-ordinated assessment process and the
new 0-25 Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan replace statements.
 There is new guidance on the support pupils and students should receive in education and training
 There is greater focus on support that enables those with SEN to succeed in their education and make
a successful transition to adulthood
How will it impact Hanslope school?
School Action/School Action plus were
terms used to categorise children’s need
SEN Support will relate to all children with a
barrier to learning without a Statement or
A statement of special educational needs
could applied for and issued by the local
Education, health and care (EHC) plans to
replace statements
Local authority funding was requested by
Optional personal budgets for young people
can be applied for by parents of children
who have very specific needs/disabilities to
the local authority
Individual Education plans (IEP) were used to
document targets and provision
One SEND Pupil tracking grid will replace IEPs
and document all provision and targets. The
frequency will be determined by the class
IEPs were sent home
A copy of targets and provision will be sent
home for your reference
IEP review meetings were held at least half
An appointment during an SEN Surgery (halftermly) will be made for you to discuss
targets and progress with the SENCo and
class teacher. Please continue to use our
open door policy to remain updated with
your child’s class teacher.
Behavioral difficulties were deemed a
category of SEN
The only four categories for SEN are:
Communication and interaction
Cognition and learning
Social, mental and emotional health
Sensory and/or physical
Sarah Cowper
September 2014