SEND and Inclusion
Integrated SEND Service (iSEND)
The Integrated SEND Service consists of a range of specialists including Specialist Teachers, Educational Psychologists, and EHC coordinators.
The service is organised across the county in area hubs, which are located in Aylesbury, Wycombe and Chiltern, and South Buckinghamshire. Specialist teachers who support children with sensory and/or physical needs work across the country.
Our local offer advice and support on the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service website for children and young people aged 0 to 25 years, and their parents/carers.
Our iSEND Service Ambition
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
To achieve the aims outlined in our Buckinghamshire Local Area SEND and Inclusion Strategy, we must all work together. SEND is everyone’s business. Building both the strategic and operational partnership with families, settings, and professionals across the domains of education, health and care is paramount.
Our service works collaboratively; Educational Psychologists, Specialist Teachers, and EHC Coordinators alike, and this impact of this integrated model of working has been recognised as best practice at a national level.
Our iSEND Service Vision
Part of our 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 above to find out more information about what support is available in your area and when 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. 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 to deliver on high ambitions for our children and young people.
Head of Integrated SEND Service
Children’s Services, Buckinghamshire Council
Latest updates from Hero Slinn, Head of Integrated SEND Service
As a part of an ongoing programme of communication improvement work between the iSEND Service and schools please find below the half-termly iSEND updates for Headteachers.