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SEN Governors Meeting Jeannette Veira, Head of Behaviour and Attendance Carol Gamble, SEN Governor Jackie Hibbert, School Development Adviser (SEN/Inclusion) Charlie Palmer, Head of Specialist Education Services May 2008. Contents.
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Jeannette Veira, Head of Behaviour and Attendance
Carol Gamble, SEN Governor
Jackie Hibbert, School Development Adviser (SEN/Inclusion)
Charlie Palmer, Head of Specialist Education Services
1. Role of Governors in Managing Exclusions Jeannette Veira (Head of Behaviour and Attendance)
2. The County Autism Forum Carole Gamble, (SEN Governor)
3. Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning and the Inclusion Development Programme (Jackie Hibbert, School Development Adviser)
4. Meetings to Help Schools Monitor SEN Support Charlie Palmer, (Head of Specialist Education Services)
5. Time to discuss local issues
Jeannette Veira (Head of Behaviour and Attendance)
To ensure that school governors are fully aware of their responsibilities when children are excluded from school for disciplinary offences.
The Governing Body must decide whether the
headteacher’s decision was justified or whether it is
appropriate to re-instate the pupil. This role must be
discharged by a Discipline Committee:
School governing bodies have a legal duty to ensure
that the necessary educational provision is made for
any pupil who has special educational needs (SEN).
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, schools
should not permanently exclude pupils with special
educational needs, whether or not they have a
statement. If it seems likely that a pupil with special
educational needs is in danger of being excluded, the school
should examine the support in place and do everything possible to
keep the pupil in school, such as:
Before deciding whether to exclude a pupil, governors
Carole Gamble, (SEN Governor)
Leicestershire County Autism ForumMulti agency Forum Childrens servicesRepresentatives from Educational Psychology Autism OutreachSocial Care Schools – primary, secondary, special schools, governorrepresentationVoluntary SectorParent & Carer Council – Chair plus PCC Family support workerRepresentative from Leicestershire Autistic Society HealthSpeech & language TherapistCAMHS
New SEN Criteria
- ASD procedures & provision
Area Special Schools
- Provision for ASD pupils- environmental factors
i.e avoiding sensory overload
- Changes between school stages
- Transition of LSA’s into new settings
- e.g. Delegation
- Short breaks / respite issues for parent/carers
- Behaviour management for parents – ADHD 1-2-3 Magic Course
Training and raising awareness for
- Parents & carers
- school staff
- Social Care staff
Service Updates – All agencies contribute
Long Field High School
Frisby on the Wreake (C of E) Primary School
Jackie Hibbert, (School Development Adviser)
4 year programme of training for all school staff.
Year 1: Dyslexia & Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)
Year 2: Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Year 3: Behaviour, Social and Emotional Difficulties (BESD)
Year 4: Learning and Cognition Needs (Used to be called Moderate Learning Difficulties)
(Materials are differentiated for Secondary and Primary, but both accessed through the above link)
Charlie Palmer, (Head of Specialist Education Services)
Issues for future meetings: