Policies and strategies

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

Short Breaks

Milton Keynes Council is consulting, to review their short breaks offer for carers of children with special education needs and disability, for further information please read the consultation paper. Short Breaks consultation paper (DOCX, 53KB)


Dyslexia Policy 2016 (PDF, 519KB)

Guidance on critical incidents - using your Educational Psychology Service (PDF, 544KB)

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).

Special Provision Fund

The special provision fund allocations published on 4 March 2017 is to support local authorities to make capital investments in provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. Councils can invest in new places and improvements to facilities for pupils with Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans in mainstream and special schools, nurseries, colleges and other provision.

Milton Keynes has been allocated an additional capital amount of £1,906,098 over three years to support the Strategic High Needs Review. This is divided equally over three years as outlined below:







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 High Needs Review 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. All expressions of interest from schools were considered, feasibility studies are currently being undertaken. For more information please download this document: Special Provision Plan 2018 (XLSM, 124KB) or contact Caroline Marriott  via inclusionandinterventionteam@milton-keynes.gov.uk.

Last Updated: 16 March 2018