Important SEN Teaching changes

SEN teaching changes: What you need to know

With the forthcoming amendments to the Children and Families Bill, the way that children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) are supported is soon to change.

Additionally, the government plans to implement a code of practice and has got as far as completing a draft version.

At the heart of these changes are the following aims: firstly, to make the pupil himself or herself central to the planning of his or her teaching and support; secondly, to ensure that SEN teachers are given greater responsibility and accountability for the pupil’s progress.

With the new system likely to be in place by September 2014, let’s take a moment to consider some of the key factors that promise to make the changes beneficial to all stakeholders.

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