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Wycombe weekly newsletter 23rd April 2021

Wycombe weekly newsletter 23rd April 2021

Dear all,

It seems a long time ago now, but we hope you had a restful break over Easter.

Please see our newsletter along with supplementary information from Barnardo’s.

Enjoy your weekend.

Wycombe Hub

SEND Placement Panel. We need your help!

The purpose of the SEND Placement Panel is to provide professional guidance that enables transparent, consistent and focused decision making, in line with the legislation for the educational placement of children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans. Each placement panel is responsible for providing professional guidance to the local authority to enable consistent and appropriate decision making, in line with the SEND Code of Practice 2015. We hold our panels on the last Thursday of every month and would really welcome your input and expertise to help ensure that our process is the best it can be. There is no long-term obligation, you can choose to attend regularly or just when you can, either way we would really like your input!

If you would like to join a panel please contact Kate Maule at Kate.Maule@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

EPS Update (in case you missed it)

One of our valued Assistant Educational Psychologists Luiza Salciuc has developed an EAL training package for schools. She will deliver a few sessions as live training (depending on uptake) and wishes to advertise the sessions as much as possible.  

A Microsoft form for people to complete to secure a place is below.

https://forms.office.com/r/7qq7n200AJ

Other important news

An EP with a wealth of experience has joined our Wycombe iSEND team. Welcome to Isabel Gregory who will be working at Bucks two days a week on Tuesday and Wednesday. Her arrival has helped us expand the flexibility of our current Solution Circles Local Offer. Participation in this group consultation is useful in its’ own right and also as part of the evidence base for the Assess, Plan, Do, Review cycle of intervention. As result of the limited Thursday timings, participation has been varied and difficult for some due to commitments or part-time working. We are now going to do a  ‘trial and improvement’ format by offering a flexible range of days and times. Please make the valuable EP time committed to this well researched pre-emptive intervention. If you need to swap a group to allow participation, please email me.

We have also amalgamated the Network Groups into three to accommodate these three days.

These are:

Tuesday:      3:40pm (Dr Nick Jarrett)  

Wednesday: 10:00am (Dr Isobel Gregory)

Thursday:     9:30am (Dr Ann-Marie Faughey)

 

Network Groups

Group 1 – Tuesday afternoons                          

EP: Nick Jarrett                                                                                    

1

Ash Hill Primary School

2

Beechview Middle School

3

Hamilton Academy

4

Highworth Combined School & Nursery

5

King’s Wood Primary School

6

Princes Risborough Secondary

7

Princes Risborough Primary

8

Great Kimble CE

9

St John’s CE

10

Speen CE

11

Naphill & Walters Ash

12

Mary Towerton

13

Stokenchurch

14

Bledlow Ridge

15

Cressex Community school

16

Chepping View

17

Buckinghamshire PRU (Woodlands)

18

Kite Ridge

19

John Hampden

20

Booker Hill

21

Castlefield

22

High Wycombe CE

23

Ibstone

24

Cadmore End CE

 

Group 2 – Wednesday mornings

EP: Isabel Gregory

1

Lane End

2

Frieth CE

3

Sir William Ramsay

4

Manor Farm Community

5

Manor Farm Community

6

Hazlemere CE

7

Cedar Park

8

Widmer End

9

Great Kingshill CE Combined

10

Hughenden

11

Marsh

12

Tylers Green

13

Tylers Green Middle School

14

Loudwater

15

Bowerdean

16

Hannah Ball

17

Great Marlow

18

Burford

19

Marlow CE

20

St Peter’s RC

21

Foxes Piece

22

Spinfield

23

Holy Trinity CE and Little Marlow

24

Sir William Borlase’s

Group 3 – Thursday mornings

 EP: Ann-Marie Faughey

1

Oakridge

2

Millbrook

3

Bourne End Academy

4

St Paul’s CE combined

5

Disraeli

6

Longwick

7

Monks Risborough

8

Radnage

9

Highcrest

10

Downley

11

Royal Grammar School

12

Wooburn Green Primary

13

Claytons

14

Westfield

15

Juniper Hill

16

Carrington infant

17

Carrington junior

18

ASPIRE

19

Chiltern Wood – Downley Site

20

West Wycombe

21

Wycombe High

22

St Michaels RC

23

Danesfield

 

Let’s talk about Health

EHC Applications

  • Please make sure you include:
  • Parental/youth health response form
  • Individual Healthcare plan (IHP)
  • Medical reports

EHCP annual review

Please make sure you include a conversation about health needs at the annual review meeting and look at Sections C and G of the EHC plan

Please include the following in your paperwork submission to the local authority

  • Parental or youth Annual Review Health Response form
  • Individual Healthcare plan (IHP)
  • Medical reports

Also a note of whether the EHCP covers health needs relevant to their special educational needs and makes reference to any IHP need for medical conditions in school.

SEND Workshops and advice sessions

WE are offering access for schools to receive advice and support from our EHC Coordinator Team in the Wycombe area. This service is offered free to all schools in Buckinghamshire for children/young people with and without an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

This will enable schools to have more access to support in regards to EHC Needs Assessment (20 week) and other statutory responsibilities for children/young people with EHCPs, as well as information on other available support such as applying for High Needs Block Funding.

These sessions are also designed to provide an open forum for general questions in regards to the above to be discussed with a member of the team, allowing settings to build their knowledge and understanding for supporting pupils with SEND.

The advice sessions will be held each half-term and offer school staff the opportunity to speak with the professionals from the appropriate teams to receive advice and support.

Please be aware that due to the sessions being open workshops it is will not be possible to discuss individual casework, however signposting on how and who to contact to resolve any queries will be provided.

To book a session, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ehcco-senco-workshop-tickets-141399536821

Nasen Launches Free Membership for All Individuals Across the UK


Nasen, the national association for special educational needs, is now offering FREE membership to all individuals across the UK! This is part of their commitment to ensuring expertise in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is available to every school and setting.
 
Now more than ever, it is important that every part of the education workforce - from SENCOs to senior leaders, teachers to teaching assistants (TAs), local authorities to leadership boards and beyond - is equipped to understand, identify, and support those with SEND and learning differences.
 
The free membership will support the education workforce to become effective, inclusive practitioners by accessing the most up-to-date knowledge and support, rooted in research and evidence-informed best practice.

Join nasen’s membership community today, sign up here.

Download the new SENCO Workforce Survey 2020 findings, conducted
by Bath Spa University in partnership with nasen here.

Free COVID-19 information and resources can also be found here.

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