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Supporting Children in Kent with Special Educational Needs and Disability

PD - School Age

We provide advice to schools  to support their inclusion of children and young people with severe and/or complex physical disability and/or medical needs.  Some of the activities we might undertake with your school include:

  • Problem solving barriers to accessing the curriculum due to individual needs
  • Help with differentiation and alternative access methods in practical subjects
  • Assessment and advice for alternative methods of recording work
  • Writing individual and personal health care plans to take account of medical needs; including daily therapy activities
  • Supporting teachers and practitioners to include therapy targets into classroom activities where possible and use of specialist equipment
  • Helping to write risk assessments for environmental access and specific areas of the curriculum
  • Supporting the writing of personalised emergency evacuation plans (PEEP) for fire or lock-down
  • Liaising with Health colleagues and referring on where necessary, eg for further assessment where children or young people require access to specialist equipment for communication or computer access (KMCAT referral)
  • Providing a core training offer every year and offering bespoke training for INSET and twilight sessions (see Training)
  • We can support families in their making choices around school accessibility
  • Completing access visits to schools for individual pupils transitioning to school or with a change of need (see Buildings and Equipment)
  • We regularly attend Specialist Equipment Panels with our colleagues from Health and the Social Services to ensure a better understanding of the needs of the children and young people that we support
  • We support our mainstream colleagues who run Specialist Resource Provisions (SRP) for children and young people with physical disabilities 
  • Contributing advice to Education and Health Care plans when the Local Authority has agreed to assess and regularly providing information and attending annual reviews