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What happens if a child/young person is missing school due to illness?

What is the medical needs policy? This policy sets out the Local Authority’s and schools’ responsibilities together with what our partners in the Local Area will do, to provide full time education for children of compulsory school age who, because of illness, or long term…

What is alternative provision?

When a child or young person is unable to access mainstream school for reasons including school exclusion, behavioural issues, or illness, education outside of school will be arranged. This education is called alternative provision. Alternative provision may be arranged by: The local authority, when a…

What is an Education, Health and Care Plan?

The Children and Families Act puts children and young people at the centre of the assessment and planning process so that outcomes are co-produced with parents/carers and/or with young people themselves; 16 to 25 year olds should be especially involved with this. Education, health and care (EHC) plans are are legal…

What SEN support may include

If a school or nursery decides your child has SEN they will write an SEN support plan. This plan identifies your child's needs, the action needed and planned outcomes. However, if your child's needs are severe or complex they may go straight to the next step…

What should a school do to support children/young people with medical conditions?

All schools should have a Medical Conditions Policy which states how the school will support children with medical conditions. This should include the procedures for getting the right care, the training in place and who is responsible for making sure the policy is carried out.…

What we expect from schools and settings around SEND

We expect every early years provider, state-funded mainstream and special school and post 16 setting to make effective education for children with special educational needs and disability so that they make good progress in their learning and, in the long-term, can become independent and gain…