Latest news on the SEND reforms & more resources to share


With the start of September nearly upon us, the SEND reforms will soon be in place. From September 1st, schools will be expected to have clear systems for identification, assessment, monitoring and securing appropriate support for children with special educational needs.

To support our network of schools, we have been compiling lots of useful information on the 4D blog to give you a variety of tools and resources to enable a smooth transition.

New Resources

The Special Needs Jungle website has created four really useful flow charts in partnership with the DfE which you can download. These have been created as tools to support parents but are really relevant to everyone working in an education setting.

In a really creative and straightforward way, SNJ have outlined the SEN system process. The four charts cover a variety of processes including:  SEN support, when you feel your child’s needs are more serious, when assessment is agreed and where there may be an issue that needs resolving.  Follow this link to visit SNJ and to download the resources. 

Secondly the SEND Gateway from NASEN has lots of great resources worth bookmarking too. As an example these key requirements for updating your school SEN policy is a really useful guide and there’s lots more to explore.

Other Resources previously shared: 

  • The new SEND Code of Practice can be downloaded from the government website here.
  • Whilst a school leaders slide pack is available here and contains key information to help headteachers introduce new practices to staff and governors.
  • There is also guidance notes which you can download here.

What can 4D creative offer you to support the implementation of this legislation?

Within the 4D team, there are a range of skills and knowledge from across the disability agenda. Our operations manager, Colette Gollcher also works on behalf of the Council for Disabled Children supporting local authorities in their preparation for these reforms. We have a variety of workshops for you to consider:

  • A full briefing session to understand the upcoming reforms to enable you to support your children, young people, their families, your staff and governors.
  • A workshop explaining how to utilise an immersive space for person centred annual reviews
  • A day of live planning for a group of young people and their families who may be starting the journey in education health and case plans
  • Learn how to develop immersive content relevant to preparing children and young people for adulthood
  • A bespoke workshop designed around your ideas and intended outcomes. Just get in touch to find out more.

If you’d like to find out more about an immersive space being installed at your school contact Louise on

Alternatively, to discuss a workshop on the SEND reforms, please call on 0844 414 2595 or email:

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