Important Consultation – is your child’s school meeting their needs?

Support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

 Kirklees Council want to hear your views!

 All councils have to look at and review the ways they support children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) in early years’ settings, schools and colleges. This will help them plan how they will do this in the future.

Kirklees Council has a vision for children and young people:

“Our vision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is the same for all children and young people – that they achieve well in their early years, at school and in college and lead happy and fulfilled lives a clear vision for our children and young people with special educational needs.”

About the Review: (message from Kirklees Council)

We want our review to help us with achieving our vision. We want to make sure that children and young people get the support they require to meet their special educational needs. In order to help us with this, we are asking a range of people including parents and carers, children and young people, head teachers, school governors, heads of colleges and early years providers for their views about the support we currently provide in early years settings, schools and colleges for children and young people with SEN.

As well as gathering everyone’s views, we are also looking at our data to help us with our planning for the future, for example, looking at where we may have increases in special educational needs, what differences there are across different areas in Kirklees or within different age groups etc.

 The information we get will help us write a plan to show how we will support learning and development for children and young people with SEN in the future. The plan will cover special educational provision from early years to post 16. It will show how we will make sure that our SEN provision is suitable to meet changing needs and how we will address any gaps in provision that we find in the review. The plan will be published by 31 March 2018.

You can give your views by means of an online survey here or you can come along to the following events and get more information and/or fill in a survey while you are there.  Staff from Kirklees Council will be there with PCAN Trustees.  PCAN will also be bringing copies of the consultation to the regular social events and can also help you fill them in online (dates here).  The deadline for responses is Friday 15th December. The dates, times and venues for the Kirklees events are:


The Methodist Mission, 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield HD1 1QA

Friday 24 November from 10 – 12noon


Northorpe Hall, 53 Northorpe Lane, Mirfield WF14 0QL

Thursday 30 November from 12.30 – 2.30pm


Textile Centre, Red Doles Lane, Huddersfield HD2 1YF

Wednesday 6 December from 7 – 9pm


Al-Hikmah Centre, 28 Track Road, Batley WF17 7AA

Tuesday 12 December from 7 – 9pm

It’s really important that you give your views, including sharing good stuff!



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