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SEND Strategy 2019- 2024

Page Updated: 24th December 2020


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This page contains the final Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and Inclusion Strategy for 2019-2024. Within this page will also be any updates and reports that concern the SEND and Inclusion strategy. An easy read version of the document will become available once it has been produced. This page works best in browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. To access more information click the arrows to expand the text.


Tell us what you think

Have Your Say surveys open throughout January on the Inclusion Framework, the Ordinarily Available Inclusive Practice (OAIP) guide and Tools for Schools.

At the beginning of the autumn term, the following resources entered the ‘pilot’ phase of their development:

  • Tools for Schools, a website full of resources, information and strategies to support the individual needs of children and young people.
  • The Inclusion Framework, a whole school self-evaluation tool
  • Ordinarily Available Inclusive Practice (OAIP), a practitioner guide focusing on quality first teaching expectations and adjustment that can be made to meet the special education needs of children and young people.

    We need to know what you think of these three resources so we can continue to develop and improve them. Your feedback will be anonymised and then reviewed by task and finish groups made up of West Sussex schools, early years and post 16 settings, parent carers and local authority officers.

    Please follow the links to ‘Have Your Say’ online surveys below, which are running from 4 January to 29 January.

    We appreciate you have had a very different start to the academic year and may not have had time to explore these resources in detail. For this reason, we have designed three separate surveys, one for each resource. Each survey should take no more than 10 minutes of your time to complete.

    Please feel free to complete the most relevant survey(s) to your school or setting.

    Complete the survey on the OAIP

    Complete the survey on the Inclusion Framework

    Complete the survey on Tools for Schools

    Similar surveys will be repeated at the beginning of the summer term.

    More information about the Inclusion Framework and the OAIP can be found on the Tools for Schools website. These resources are being developed as part of the SEND and Inclusion Strategy 2019-2024.

    We look forward to getting your feedback!

    Bella Cobby, SEND and Inclusion Development Manager and Maryanne Woodland, Senior Educational Psychologist


    SEND Strategy Board Meeting Notes

    September 2020 Documents

  • May 2020 Documents

    January 2020 Documents

    Updates before the final SEND Strategy was released

    Have your say on SEND and Inclusion Draft Strategy 2019-24

    SEND & Inclusion Newsletter

    You can view all past SEND & Inclusion Newsletters on the Local Offer SEND & Inclusion Newsletter web page