Policies and strategies for SEND

Strategies and policies to support children and young people with SEND in settings


Dyslexia Policy 2016 (PDF, 519KB)

Guidance on critical incidents: using your Educational Psychology Service (PDF, 522KB)

High Complex Needs panel terms of reference (PDF, 167KB)

Protocol for ensuring settings meet the Statutory Guidance for "supporting pupils at school with medical conditions" (PDF, 77KB)

Strategic High Needs Review

This paper proposes the scope and approach of a strategic review of high needs to support delivery of this work and outlines the key pressures which require particular attention. Building on the actions from the review, in September we will go live with the new Inclusion Support and Challenge forum. This forum will replace the weekly EHC/Inclusion panel and the termly top up panels. For more information please see: Strategic High Needs Review (PDF, 5.1MB).

SEND Strategy 2018-2023

The latest SEND Strategy can be found here: SEND Strategy 2018-2023 (PDF, 557KB)

Special provision fund allocations

This funding presents an opportunity to support some of the systemic changes needed to achieve a sustained SEN strategy in MK and supports priority aims of the High Needs Review:

  • To increase the number of children and young people who are successfully included in mainstream provision across Milton Keynes
  • Refocus specialist provision to ensure the most efficient use of resources for the children and young people with the highest level of need

Schools were invited to express an interest and these expressions have been analysed alongside school population, demand in places for special school places and the priorities of the SEND Strategy. The priorities balance the need to increase capacity within mainstream provision as well as ensuring sufficient specialist places alongside the school population growth in MK. For more information please click on the link below or contact Caroline Marriott  via inclusionandinterventionteam@milton-keynes.gov.uk.

Milton Keynes Special Provision Fund March 2020 (XLSX, 106KB)

Last Updated: 17 April 2020