Review to inform the evolution of provision for students with special educational needs and disabilities

News - 6 February 2020

A review of the current provision available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) has been commissioned in partnership with the National Association of Special Educational Needs (nasen).

The review will be used to identify good practice and also inform the evolution of provision, identifying opportunities that will support the on-going development of an educationally inclusive culture across the Bailiwick.

The review, which was agreed by the States in September 2019, will take place during the next few months before reporting back to the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture early in the new States term.

The broad purpose of commissioning the review is to enable the Bailiwick to benefit from a suitably objective evaluation of current and future SEND provision. By exploring the shape and quality of existing SEND provision and practice across the full age and ability range, the SEND Review will provide an evaluation of the Bailiwick’s effectiveness in:

  • identifying children and young people with SEND;
  •  meeting the needs of children and young people with SEND;
  •  securing good outcomes for children and young people who have SEND.

The review will lead to a report that:

  •  provides the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture and those who lead and manage the delivery of services across the States of Guernsey with an assessment of how well the needs of children and young people with SEND are met and how well schools and services work together to deliver positive outcomes;
  • provides information to the Committee for Education Sport and Culture about how well schools and Education services are responding to the changing needs of SEND learners and making the best use of current resources, including school estates;
  • will promote and facilitate improvement within the Bailiwick across all its education provision;
  • will, where relevant, make recommendations for consideration and highlight actions that the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture could consider taking to further improve practice

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