Every school has to publish information about how they teach and meet the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities. They should publish the information on their websites.
The SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years states that the information report must include details about:
- the kinds of special educational needs that are provided for
- policies for identifying children and young people with SEND and assessing their needs
- who has overall responsibility for special educational needs (mainstream schools) and their contact details - this will be the special educational needs and disability coordinator (SENDCO).
- arrangements for consulting parents of children with SEND and involving them in their child’s education
- arrangements for consulting young people with SEND and involving them in their education
- arrangements for assessing and reviewing children and young people's progress towards outcomes, including the opportunities available to work with parents and young people as part of this assessment and review.
The information reports must also show:
- the arrangements for supporting children and young people in moving between phases of education and in preparing for adulthood (as young people prepare for adulthood, outcomes should reflect their ambitions, which could include higher education, employment, independent living and participation in society)
- the approach to teaching children and young people with SEND
- how adaptions are made to the curriculum and the learning environment of children and young people with SEND
- the expertise and training of staff to support children and young people with SEND, including how specialist expertise will be secured
- how the effectiveness of the provision made for children and young people with SEND is evaluated
- how children and young people with SEND are enabled to engage in activities available with children and young people in the school who do not have SEND
- support for improving emotional and social development - this should include extra pastoral support arrangements for listening to the views of children and young people with SEND, and measures to prevent bullying
- how the school involves bodies (including health and social care bodies, council support services and voluntary sector organisations), in meeting children and young people’s SEND needs and supporting their families.
In addition, consideration should be given to children and young people looked after by us who have SEND, and how the curriculum has been made accessible.