What's happening in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Published Thursday, 3 September 2020

Latest news and updates about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Bromley


SENDMatters: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Keeping you up to date about temporary children's disability service changes, advice and support during the coronavirus pandemic.

Including how children and young people with Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans will continue to be supported while schools and settings are in the process of a wider reopening.

Vicky Ford, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, has written an open letter on the return to school. to children and young people with special educational needs (SEND), their families and carers and those who work to support them.

SEND Matters newsletter

Our SENDMatters update is designed to give you that latest news and update from the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) reforms happening across Bromley right now.

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SEND training collaborative

The SEND training collaborative offers high quality, evidence-based SEND training and development opportunities for Bromley schools and early years settings. 

We have worked together to plan and implement a coherent training offer that will develop the skills, confidence and expertise of our workforce, across the early years, primary and secondary sector, in meeting the diverse needs of children with special educational needs and disability.Download the training booklet.

SEND local area inspection

In January 2020 Bromley welcomed the publication of the letter that followed the September 2019 SEND inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) of Bromley local area services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

SEND Matters sessions

Bromley parents and carers are invited to come to these Q&A sessions facilitated jointly by the council, NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group (SELCCG) and Bromley Parent Voice. They are an opportunity to ask about the issues that are affecting our families and to hear directly from the leaders of the council and Bromley CCG.

Visit Bromley Parent Voice for more information about thefuture SEND Matters sessions.

SEND Network Champions 

The SEND Network Champions group is an exciting initiative which brings together individuals across Bromley who have a common goal of making a difference to Children and Young People with SEND – Currently we have about 72 professionals from across Education, Health, and Social Care as well as a number of parents who have signed up to being a SEND Network Champion

Launched in September 2019 the ongoing vision is to meet once a term to share best practice, hear from key professionals across Education, Health, Social Care, Young People and parents and generally network within the group.

For more information about becoming a SEND Network Champion and for information about out next September event please email liz.lake@bromley.gov.uk