The 0-25 Special Educational Needs and Disability Reforms: Information for Governors
The special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms come into force from 1 September 2014. The provisions in the Children and Families Act 2014 and the new ‘0 to 25 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice’ are a significant set of cultural and systematic changes which are designed to improve outcomes of children and young people with SEND. The reforms require a whole school approach to SEND. It is essential that the whole school community, governors, teaching and non-teaching staff, young people and parents, understand what the reforms mean for them.
The vision of the reform is for the SEND system to be clearer, more joined-up, with a sharper focus on outcomes and better relationships with parents and improved transition to adulthood. The aim is to provide the best possible education and prospects for all children regardless of background.
Department for Education
The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services in England. We work to achieve a highly educated society in which opportunity is equal for children and young people, no matter what their background or family circumstances.Find out more about the Department for Education See all Department for Education documents on the gateway