- 1 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) newsletter – autumn 2009
- 2 Achievement for All
- 3 Progression Guidance 2009–10
- 4 Transition Support Programme
- 5 School Improvement Partners and pupil referral units
- 6 Improving the attendance of pupils with SEND
- 7 Disability Equality Schemes (DES) and schools
- 8 The Lamb Inquiry – SEN and Parental Confidence: Update
- 9 The Inclusion Development Programme
- 10 The Rose Review: Implications for the Inclusion Development Programme
- 11 SEND regional hubs
Disability Equality Schemes (DES) and schools
The National Strategies Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) team has produced a leaflet designed to help schools ensure that their Disability Equality Scheme (DES) meets the key requirements. Available on the National Strategies web area, it provides pointers for developing a school DES and further information.
It is a quick and easy way for schools to check what the main requirements are, and whether they have met them in their DES. They will need to follow the link to a more detailed self-evaluation resource where they find they need more analysis.
In summer term 2009, the SEND team piloted a DES self-evaluation resource with 150 schools.
The resource is based on a grid with three headings: requirement, evidence and comments/actions, and enables schools to evaluate whether they have the evidence to demonstrate the extent to which they meet each requirement. If not it enables them to plan appropriate actions.