On this page we have listed key information that you may find useful if you are a practitioner supporting children and young people with SEND and their families.
If you can't find what you need please contact us at LocalOffer@southend.gov.uk.
The Southend SEND Partnership
Each local area has statutory duties and responsibilities in supporting children and young people special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
The Southend SEND Partnership was formed to ensure the local area carries out its duties and to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of support. Iit oversees the work of the local area to ensure that children and young people with SEND achieve the best possible educational and other outcomes, such as being able to live independently, secure meaningful employment and be well prepared for their adult lives.
Southend SEND Partnership Strategy
The Southend SEND Partnershiph undertook a consultation on the draft Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Partnership Strategy for 2022 to 2025 in June and July 2022.
Southend SEND: Provision Guidance for Schools
Southend SEND: Provision Guidance for Schools is a reference point for schools to check that they are doing all that is expected to meet the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEND).
The guidance sets out what good provision looks like and can be used by all school staff, SEND professionals and practitioners.
The guidance is to be considered alongside Southend SEND: Shared Expectations Guidance for professionals in schools and settings and Southend SEND: Review and Self Evaluation guidance.
Southend SEND: Review and Self Evaluation Guidance
'Southend SEND: Shared Expectations' guidance for professionals in schools and settings has been refreshed in 2022 to be in line with existing terminology and structures across Southend, for example, new commissioning arrangements for outreach services.
'Southend SEND: Review and Self Evaluation' guidance continues to provide a framework that enables professionals, such as school leaders, SENCOs and the Local Authority, to evaluate the effectiveness of current SEND provision.