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SEND and Inclusion

SEND and Inclusion

Young people holding a SEND youth posterThe Integrated SEND Service consists of a range of specialists including Specialist Teachers, Educational Psychologists and SEN coordinators, who carry out statutory services for education, health and care needs assessments, planning and monitoring.

The service is organised across the county in area hubs, which are located in Aylesbury, Wycombe and Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire. The Sensory, Physical and Down syndrome teams are countywide teams which work across the hubs.

Aylesbury

Chiltern and South Bucks

Wycombe

Our iSEND Service Ambition

iSend ambitions - Achieve the best outcomes for our children and young people. Put wellbeing and care at the centre of our service so we can deliver for our children and young people. Communicate well with our children, young people, families and partners. Be creative with our support for children and young people. Proactively support our children, young people and families. Be aspirational for what our children and young people can achieve. Work in partnership with others to provide an inclusive Buckinghamshire offer for children and young people with SEND.

Our service is striving to:

  • Achieve the best outcomes for our children and young people.
  • Put wellbeing and care at the centre of our service so we can deliver for our children and young people.
  • Communicate well with our children, young people, families and partners.
  • Be creative with our support for children and young people.
  • Proactively support our children, young people and families.
  • Be aspirational for what our children and young people can achieve.
  • Work in partnership with others to provide an inclusive Buckinghamshire offer for children and young people with SEND.

SEND and Inclusion for schools and professionals in Bucks

Hero Slinn Head of Integrated SEND ServiceThe ‘one stop shop’ for Headteachers, Senior Leaders, SENCos and teaching staff for SEND and Inclusion.

To achieve the aims outlined in our soon to be finalised Local Area SEND and Inclusion Strategy, we must all work together.  SEND really is everyone’s business and building both the strategic and operational partnership with families, settings and professionals across the age range and domains of education, health and care is paramount.

Formed in September 2019, we are now entering our second year as an Integrated SEND Service (iSEND), and have learned so much over the past year about who we are, what we want to be able to achieve and how we can support all our children and young people 0-25 to achieving the best possible outcomes for their future.  Our service works collaboratively – Educational Psychologists, Specialist Teachers and EHC Coordinators alike, and we have together created the vision for our service that brings all the elements together that we think will enable us to deliver on these aims:

Our iSEND Service Vision

Part of the Integrated vision is to ensure that we are able to provide local support to those who need it.  In order to achieve this, our teams are locality based covering the Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern and South Bucks and the Wycombe areas.  Please click on the links below to find out more information about what support is available in your area for SEND, and how to contact the team should you have a further query.

Our commitment to working together is strong and our passion for creating a truly inclusive culture in Buckinghamshire to support the long-term aspirations of our young people is central to our work.  I feel privileged to work with such a talented, driven, child and young person focused set of people that rise to the challenge, even when faced with complex situations every day both within our service and out there in Buckinghamshire schools.  I am looking forward to building our partnership even further and welcome feedback as to how information on this site can be improved to ensure we are providing you with what you need.

Hero Slinn
Head of Integrated SEND Service
Children’s Services – Buckinghamshire Council

 

 

 

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