SEND Law: A practical guide for schools
A NASS training event
9th November 2021 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
The NASS Annual Membership Survey 2021 asked NASS members to identify any future offer they would value, and several respondents requested some training on SEND Law. To this end NASS commissioned IPSEA to develop a bespoke SEND law training offer for our member schools.
This one-day training is designed for staff in special schools and colleges and aims to enable them to improve their understanding of the SEND Law framework. It will help schools to gain an understanding of Local Authorities’ duties under the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA) and the SEND Code of Practice (SEND COP), including the duty on Local Authorities to consult with prospective placements.
This one-day virtual training event, ‘SEND Law: A practical guide for schools’, will be held virtually via zoom on the 9th November 2021. Timings for this online training will be 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (9:25 am registration). The training will be separated into several sessions over the day and the programme allows time for screen breaks and attendees to take a lunch break.
The training event is suitable for:
Schools Admissions and placement Managers
Headteachers and Deputy Heads
The training day covers:
An introduction to the relevant parts of the SEND law framework, including:
- The EHC plan process: How your school or college gets named in a plan, the process when the placement is changed
- Placements: Assessing the suitability of a placement
- The duty on local authorities to consult with prospective placements
- The purpose of annual reviews and any subsequent amendment of the EHCP
- Duty to admit: Section 43 of the Children and Families Act 2014: What the law says
- Myths buster: Dispelling the myths and misinformation and clarify what the law says in order to enable the best and most suitable placements
- Depending on status of the SEND review, a session on the legal implications of any recommendations etc.
Aims of the course
To provide a practical guide to SEND law and the code of practice in relation to EHC plans for leaders and practitioners within non-maintained and independent special schools. Outline the relevant process and duty set out in the SEND Law framework and provide case law examples, where they exist, to support the goal of ensuring the most suitable and successful placement for SEND CYP. Provide signposts for further information and guidance. Provide practical guidance to help dispel the myths.
By the end of the course delegates will have a practical understanding of SEND Law framework in relation to EHC plans, and what it means for NMSS and Independent special schools.
To receive your certificate, you must be in attendance for the whole event. Certificates will be emailed to participants following the completion of the training and receipt of a completed evaluation form.
About the presenter
Maria Bloom has worked for organisations providing legally based advice and information about special educational needs since 1997.
As part of IPSEA’s legal team Maria works with IPSEA’s volunteers delivering training to them whether they are new or existing. She also provides them with legal support and is responsible for monitoring and supervising their work and assisting them by providing legal updates. Maria also delivers IPSEA’s programme of external training to parents, SEN experts, schools and local authorities as well as creating legally based written resources.
Maria is Vice Chair of Governors at a local authority maintained Primary school where, not surprisingly, she takes the lead on SEN issues. She has also been an independent assessor for the Family Fund for about 18 years and enjoys the opportunity that this presents for meeting disabled children and their families.
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Terms & Conditions
Full payment is required at the point of booking.
Our invoice terms are strictly payment within 30 days of the date of the invoice.
Bookings are non-transferable but delegate substitutions will be accepted.
50% of delegate fee will be refunded for cancellations received by Wednesday 27th October 2021.
After this date no fees are refundable for cancellation or non-attendance.
All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email.
We reserve the right to cancel a course due to insufficient numbers.
In the unlikely event that NASS have to cancel an event, our liability in the event of cancellation is limited to a full refund of the event fee only.
Booking Deadline: 29th October 2021
Booking Cancellation Date: 27th October 2021