Partnership Staff - SEND and Needs Identification

Information about Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND): 

1. SEND Criteria (left page)

2. Needs Identification Tools (right page)

3. Services provided by Leicestershire CC's Special Educational Needs Assessment Service (SENA) (below)

4. What does good SEND practice in schools look like? Click here to see our Powerpoint and Checklist

Leicestershire SEND

Links to everything you need to understand the process for supporting children and young people with SEN

Proposed changes to EHCP process and School Intervention Fund

April 2021 presentation to SENCOs

The SEND Criteria

Here you will find the Leicestershire County Council Special Educational Needs and Disability Criteria.

They provide guidance to schools in judging the level of additional need that a child might be reaching.  

Best Endeavours and Reasonable Adjustments

What is it reasonable to expect schools to do to meet the needs of SEND children and young people, including those with semh needs? LCC SENA have drafted guidance to ass ist schools with this process.

Needs Identification Tools

Follow the link to web sites that provide information about:

Goodman's SDQ (Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire)

Follow the link for a useful summary of SDQ

Follow the link to the Nurture Group Web Site with information about Boxall profiling.

For Dyslexia see the list of providers of individual assessments for learners who you may feel have as yet unidentified dyslexia or dyscalculia issues.

Who's who in the SENA service

A structure chart that list SENA staff. The Directory of Casework officers and the schools they work with

Checking on Funding from SENA

Step by step guide to accessing the SENA spreadsheets which detail additional pupil based funding for schools and partnerships

EHCPs that secure full funding for Programme Managed Students

Partnerships have a number of students who have complex programmes that are funded by SENA.  Here are the details of these arrangements.  See also Co-ordinators Questions - No 14.