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Local SEND Improvement

In Buckinghamshire, we are ambitious to improve the support we provide to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Following the SEND Code of Practice (2014), we recognised the importance of developing a co-produced SEND and Inclusion Strategy. The SEND Improvement Plan therefore identifies how we will hold the local area accountable against the strategy and the outcomes young people identified as being important to them.

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Shout Out for SEND Conference

The refresh of our SEND and Inclusion Strategy provided an opportunity to reach out to a broad spectrum of young people and hear their views directly about their experiences day to day in Buckinghamshire.

'Shout Out for SEND', our first SEND conference for young people, took place in November 2019 and was aimed at young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and those who are registered as SEN Support.

The purpose of the conference was:

  • To provide opportunities for young people with SEND to share their views on their experiences of living and being educated in Buckinghamshire, to enable a co-produced new SEND and Inclusion Strategy for the local area.

The conference will become an annual event, bringing together a range of young people with varying skills and abilities to share ideas and have their voices heard.

Shout Out for SEND Conference 2021

The aim of the Shout Out for SEND Conference 2021 will be to co-produce 6 videos covering post-16 pathways for young people with SEND.

The workshops will help influence the wider action planning surrounding Preparation for Adulthood across Buckinghamshire and help us understand what more is needed to support post-16 options.

For more information on the conference email [email protected].

SEND and Inclusion Strategy

The SEND and Inclusion Strategy reflects our high aspirations, setting out our key priorities and the steps we are taking to achieve our goals across the local area.

The Strategy has been co-produced from the outset with key stakeholders including schools, young people and parent representatives from Families and Carers Together (FACT) Bucks and the Voluntary Community Sector (VCS).

SEND Improvement Plan

The SEND Improvement Plan has been developed to drive improvement and change, ensuring our strategy is achieved.

The ambitions are wide-reaching, with eight key priorities.

Achieving our aims and objectives

The SEND Integrated Services Board oversees the delivery of the SEND and Inclusion Strategy and SEND Improvement Plan. Part of their role is to drive change and improvement, ensuring we achieve the aspirations set out.

In addition, the SEND Improvement group will oversee the SEND Improvement Plan, monitoring progress against the actions in the Plan and ensuring they are delivered.

More about our local SEND improvement work

You said, we did

Every quarter we invite our Shout Out for SEND Reps to feedback to our Integrated SEND Services Board surrounding an area of improvement.

Our You Said, We did videos demonstrate how young people can see our progress based on their views.

Watch our You Said, We Did videos updates