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Guidance for colleges

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Government Guidance

The SEND code of practice 0-25 years is the statutory guidance for organisations who work with and support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. 

There is also a SEND: guide for further education providers on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. This guide is for:

  • further education colleges
  • sixth-form colleges
  • 16 to 19 academies
  • independent specialist colleges 

It explains the duties and responsibilities of further education providers who deal with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

 

How school and college funding works

All mainstream schools are provided with resources to support those with additional needs. This includes pupils/students with Special Educational Needs and who are Disabled (SEND). The amount of resources they receive is calculated by a local funding formula. The formula is discussed with our local funding forum and it also applies to local academies.  

Find out more in the Funding for SEN in mainstream schools guide produced by Trafford SEND Information and Support Service (SENDIASS).

 

Other Resources

Other resources are available from the Association of Colleges including an information pack containing a briefing on the reforms that colleges can use with students and parents; a short guide to the Education, Health and Care plan process specifically for colleges and a checklist for implementing the reforms.

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