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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Strategy 2018 – 2023

Hertfordshire County Council's 'Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Five Year Strategy - Shaping the future of SEND in Hertfordshire' runs from April 2018 to March 2023.

The strategy aims to improve the lives of children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) in education by:

  • ensuring quality and effectiveness of our services
  • making the best use of resources
  • engaging with parents
  • working with professionals.

What We Want To Achieve

Through this strategy we want to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people. The following five broad strategic outcomes have been agreed for the SEND Strategy:

1. All schools, early years settings, colleges and services provide quality provision that meets the needs of children and young people with SEND locally
2. Short and long term outcomes for children and young people with SEND are improved and there is evidence of their achievements and progress socially, emotionally and academically
3. Communication between the local authority, parents, children and young people, and schools, early years settings, colleges and services is good, engendering trust, confidence, respect and constructive partnership working
4. Available resources are managed through a transparent approach that is fair, meets local needs and achieves best value for money
5. The local authority works proactively and collaboratively with parents, young people, schools, early years settings, colleges and other partners using co- production to improve service planning, design, delivery and review

The full strategy can be found on the Local Offer at: