Anyone a bit confused about how the new SEN system process, starting on 1st September 2014, will piece together? Where you start, what's next, what's instead of School Action and School Action Plus?
We have something that may make it a bit clearer (or at least I hope so as I've put a lot of work into it!). In the second of our joint projects with the Department for Education, we got to thinking about a simple way to explain the flow of the system. And so, I thought an actual flow chart - or rather a series of flow charts, would give you a good, visual idea.
We're releasing them in four parts, starting with SEND Support using the Graduated Approach. Bear in mind these are 'headline' charts by design, so they are not full of details. They just give you a way to follow the process so you know where you are and where you go next. Tomorrow will be How to apply for an Education, Health and Care Plan, on Thursday, Having an Education, Health and Care Assessment and Finally on Friday, Disagreements.
So, this chart is about SEN Support, which is the lower single category of support that will replace School Action and School Action Plus. We've written about it before of course, most recently about Assess, Plan, Do Review here. This flow chart was checked and approved by the DfE, so you can be sure that it's pretty accurate.
There are TWO ways to view this flow chart. First, you can click the image below to see a larger version. Second, under this image is a link for a PDF version for printing with a white background to save ink. The link is below the image. Or, you can of course use both ways!