We are collectively ambitious for our children and young people in Sutton. We believe every child should have the opportunity to get a good education regardless of what additional needs they may have. Together we want to provide them with the best chances to achieve their best outcomes in life whatever their starting point and prepare them effectively for adulthood.
All schools must have regard to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice when taking decisions relating to pupils with SEN or disabilities. You will find a SEN Information report for each school on the following pages.
As part of NHS England's Ask Listen Do Project, the Department of Education has funded a leaflet to provide families with questions to ask of schools, and empower them in having successful planning discussion and securing next steps beyond year 11. Download the Department for Education leaflet on Transition Planning for Year 11 (PDF 214.49KB).
For information on home-schooling, read the Department of Education blog (external link).
DownsyndromeOK - Education Training Day
Karen Garner will present on Occupational Therarpy and Leela Baksi will present on Behaviour and Communication Skills. Join the Training Day on Saturday 25th September 2021 @9:15-4:00. Visit the website for more information on the day.
Education Catch up
The Department for Education (DfE) is supporting catch-up programmes and fun activities for all children and young people in England. Get in touch with your school or local authority to find out what’s available in your area.
National Tutoring Programme – Subsidised Tutoring Available
All state-maintained schools can access tutoring subsidised by 75% through the National Tutoring Programme (NTP), to support pupils (aged 5 to16) who need extra help. The NTP aims to ensure that high quality tutoring is available in all parts of the country to disadvantaged pupils who need the most support to catch up.
Schools can search for approved NTP Tuition Partners and enquire directly with providers. This includes specialist provision for supporting students with SEND. 26 of our 33 providers are able to support students with SEND including 17 providers who are able to support students in special school settings.
The Education Bulletin is a regular communication from Local Area leaders to the educational community in Sutton, on areas of shared interest. Anyone can contribute to the education bulletin whether that be LBS, schools or colleges, Sutton CCG, and Health partners, many of whom make up the 550+ subscription list. Subscribe to the Education Bulletin, or find previous copies of the bulletin.
Nurseries, Preschool, Childcare
Independent SEND Provision approved by DfE
Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 allows the Secretary of State for Education to publish a list of approved independent special schools. These schools and post-16 provisions can only be included on the list with their consent.
- schools and colleges approved under section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 in England and Wales. Learn more about section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (external link).
- independent special schools in England, including non-maintained special schools (NMSS) - NMSS are schools that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996. Learn more about section 342 of the Education Act 1996 (external link).
*Please note that any independent special school that is not listed under Section 41, the Local Authority has no obligation to consider this educational setting*
Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
A Local Authority will issue an EHC Plan if it considers that the special educational provision required to meet a child or young person's needs cannot reasonably be provided from within the resources normally available to mainstream early years providers, schools and post-16 institutions.