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Supporting Children in Kent with Special Educational Needs and Disability

News - SEN Inclusion Discussion Paper

Kent County Council have launched:

Inclusion in our Schools – a countywide discussion 15 September to 31 October 2020 on their KELSI website.

KELSI website

"Work is ongoing to develop the new SEND Strategy which will encompass all areas of SEND systems and processes. As part of this work we are launching a countywide discussion on Inclusion in our schools. In this discussion, we are keen to understand the specific strategies which support inclusive practices within our schools and how KCC and schools might work together to develop a shared understanding of the improvements that are needed and the necessary support that is required to achieve them is in place."

This includes:

  •  Kent Inclusion Statement
  •  Inclusion Framework
  •  SEN Mainstream Core Standards
  •  School to School support system 
  •  SEND Improvement Scorecard
  •  Inclusion Discussion Questionnaire
  •  SEND Inclusion in Schools Discussion Paper

The paper invites thoughts and comment on several interrelated items:

  • Statement of Inclusion
  • Inclusion Framework
  • Mainstream Core Standards (MCS)
  • System Leadership of Inclusion
  • Inclusion Dashboard
  • Parent Voice
  • Characteristics of an Inclusive School.