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SEND Accelerated Progress Plan: Enhanced Assess-Plan-Do-Review Pathway, Strategy for Special Provision and the Staffordshire Children and Young People’s Framework

Meeting: 20/09/2023 - Cabinet (Item 30)

30 SEND Accelerated Progress Plan: Enhanced Assess-Plan-Do-Review Pathway, Strategy for Special Provision and the Staffordshire Children and Young People’s Framework pdf icon PDF 403 KB

Cabinet Member for Education (and SEND)

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Minutes:

 

“Our goal is to provide every child and young person in Staffordshire with the best start in life and the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

 

These proposals mark a significant step towards achieving that vision. By increasing support within mainstream schools and creating additional provision in special schools, we are working to ensure that children with SEND receive the tailored support they need in their local communities.

 

We carefully considered the valuable feedback received during the public consultation and are confident that these initiatives will result in positive outcomes for our children and their families.”

 

Jonathan Price, Cabinet Member for Education (and SEND)

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider the proposed Strategy for Special Provision and the creation of a Staffordshire Children and Young People’s Framework, two major strategies designed to deliver outcomes related to the SEND Accelerated Progress Plan.

 

Decision – (a) That the actions set out in the Accelerated Progress Plan continue to be endorsed.

 

(b) That the proposed Enhanced Assess-Plan-Do-Review (EAPDR) Pathway and Strategy for Special Provision be endorsed.

 

(c) That delegated authority be given to the Director for Children and Families for allocating funding for the 8 Staffordshire Enhanced District Inclusion Support Teams (SEDIS).

 

(d) That Authority be given to enter into contractual agreements with schools to deliver the SEDIS Model.

 

(e) That the proposal to develop a Children & Young People’s Framework to enable Officer’s to procure timely, value for money pre-statutory support where required, be endorsed:

 

(i)         Approval be given to conduct an open tender process in line with Staffordshire County Council’s Procurement Regulations and the Public Contract Regulations.

(ii)        That the award of the Staffordshire Children and Young Peoples Framework be delegated to the Director for Children and Families and that the award of call-off contracts under the Framework be sub-delegated in line with the Council’s procurement Regulations.

If appropriate, delegated authority for alternative approval of ’high’ volumes of call-off contracts will be sought as per D13.5 of the Council’s Procurement Regulations.