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The SEN Code of Practice explained

Schools are still getting to grips with the implications of the SEN reforms and the new SEN Code of Practice. We asked inclusion expert Daniel Sobel to summarise the key changes.

A significant change of legislation is never going to be implemented easily. The Special Needs Code of Practice is 200 pages of fairly sophisticated language which amounts to a lot of directives and even more questions by schools.

Most SENCOs will have been to a day seminar or two about implementing the code, but the schools I and my team come across on a daily basis are riddled with unanswered questions and issues that need ironing out. 

In this article I will cover the most commonly asked questions that I and my team receive from schools and will be drawing on guidance that myself and colleagues have produced called the SEN CoP Pack, which is an online resource for SENCOs.

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