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SEN – five ways to offer personalised support

Schools are getting to grips with the new SEN and Disability Code of Practice. Amy Cook looks at five ways to create a personalised system of support – a defining aspect of the new way of working

We are now one term into the new 0 to 25 SEN and Disability Code of Practice. In my role as a senior researcher specialising in SEN, I have investigated a range of issues, from the impact of personal budgets on special schools to what effective outcomes should look like in the new Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).

I am particularly interested in how schools are putting young people and their families at the centre of the support offered – a defining feature of the new system. Here are five ways to create a personalised system of support in your setting, taken from some of the most innovative and impressive practitioners in the field.

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