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 kinds of SEN that are provided for
  • How you assess and identify needs
  • How you evaluate the effectiveness of provision made for children and young people with SEN
  • Arrangements for consulting and involving parent/carers and children/young people and involving them in their child’s education
  • Arrangements for consulting and involving children/young people with SEN and involving them in their education
  • Arrangements for assessing and reviewing children and young people’s progress towards outcomes. This should include the opportunities available to work with parents and young people as part of this assessment and review
  • How adaptations are made to the curriculum and  to the learning environment for children/young people with SEN
  • Your approach to teaching and learning for children and young people with SEN
  • Your support for improving emotional mental and social development of pupils with SEN. This should include extra pastoral support arrangements for listening to the views of children and young people with SEN and measures to prevent bullying
  • How children and young people with SEN are enabled to engage in activities available with children and young people in the school who do not have SEN
  • Arrangements for supporting children and young people in moving between phases of education and in preparing for adulthood. As young people prepare for adulthood outcomes should reflect their ambitions, which could include higher education, employment, independent living and participation in society
  • Workforce development, including training and identified staff who have particular expertise ( e.g autism champion)
  • The involvement of other agencies; eligibility and referral processes 
  • The school’s policy for handling complaints from parents of children with SEN

In Cornwall we would like schools to provide the Local Offer with a link to your school’s SEN Information Report. If this link is provided then the school will be awarded the Local Offer flash.

To have your school SEN Information Report linked to the Local Offer website, simply email the link to the relevant webpage e.g School Policies or SEN Information to localoffer@cornwall.gov.uk.   

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. This template has been refreshed (October 2017) to ensure that it continues to  comply with the statutory framework for SEND including the SEND Code of Practice

If the school has associated additional relevant policies or documents, these can be referenced in the SEN Information Report. View details of information maintained schools must publish online.