SEN Information Report

There is a statutory requirement for schools and maintained nurseries to produce a SEN Information Report which describes what they offer children/young people with SEND.

The SEND Code of Practice states:

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‘6.79 The governing bodies of maintained schools and maintained nursery schools and the proprietors of academy schools must publish information on their websites about the implementation of the governing body’s or the proprietor’s policy for pupils with SEN. The information published should be updated annually and any changes to the information occurring during the year should be updated as soon as possible.’  (Page 106 Special Educational Needs Code of Practice)

What must be included in your SEN Information Report? 

  • Name and contact details of SENCO
  • The range of SEN that you meet
  • How you assess and identify needs
  • How you evaluate the effectiveness of provision
  • Arrangements for consulting and involving parent/carers and children/young people
  • Adaptations to the learning environment and curriculum for children/young people with SEND
  • Your approach to teaching and learning
  • How you support emotional and social development including how children with SEND are enabled to be included in activities with children without SEND
  • Transition arrangements – starting to prepare children /young people for adulthood early
  • Expertise and training of staff and where you go to find specialist expertise
  • How you involve outside agencies (health, LA, CVS) 

In Cornwall we would like schools to provide a link to their SEN Information Report for the Local Offer.  If the link is provided then the school will be awarded the Local Offer flash.

A Cornwall SEN Information Report template has been designed by headteachers, SENCOs, parents and the local authority.   Many schools have used this template but you can present your SEN Information report in any way you wish.

If the school has associated policies eg SEN or inclusion policy, these must be referenced in the SEN Information Report.

To have your SEN Information Report linked to the Local Offer website, simply email the document or a web link of where it can be found to localoffer@cornwall.gov.uk.