information centre - inclusion - SEND

Please click here to view Grand Avenue Primary and Nursery School's SEND Policy and Information Report.


In response to many queries about EHC Plans and other aspects of the SEND reforms, SEND Family Voices worked with Achieving for Children (AfC), health, social care services and schools to publish detailed guidance, nicknamed 'The Golden Binder'.

The intention is for the Golden Binder to provide detailed, accurate and consistent information to families, AfC and other professionals. The complete Golden Binder can be read on-line via the Local Offer website. Printed copies have been distributed to schools, other educational settings and professionals in Richmond and Kingston. Up to date, electronic versions of the forms relating to EHCPs, Annual Review and SEN support should be accessed via the Golden Binder pages on the Local Offer.

Click here for the Golden Booklet which provides a quick overview of the guidance, based on the key chapters of the Golden Binder.

Please see Kingston's (AfC) local offer on their website for further information about what you can expect in terms of support for SEND pupils:

Information Poster and Leaflets about Kingston's local Offer for families.

Information Leaflet about a service to provide support and advice for families with new Education Health and Care Plan requests or with issues arising from a transfer between a statement and an Education, Health and Care Plan.



Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service or SENDIASS is a free, confidential and impartial service for parents and carers, children and young people (up to 25 years). The type and range of support offered includes:

  • - Information regarding the local offer, local policy and SEN/ disability law from independently trained staff
  • - Advice for parent/carers, children and young people on gathering, understanding and interpreting information and applying it to their own situation
  • - Personalisation of personal budgets
  • - Information on the local authority's processes for resolving disagreements, its complaints procedures and means of redress
  • - Signposting children, young people and parents to alternative and additional sources of local and national information, advice and support
  • - Individual casework and representation where needed including support in attending meetings, contributing to assessments and reviews and participating in decisions about outcomes for the child or young person.
  • - Support for parents and young people in managing mediation and appeals to the SEND Tribunal

Please click here for information about Richmond and Kingston's branch of SENDIASS.



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