information centre - inclusion - SEND

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

The Golden Binder and the Golden Booklet

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.


Special Educational Needs and Disability Register

All local authorities must have a record or register of children with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities (SEND) in their area. If you live in either Kingston or Richmond, we encourage anyone whose family includes a child or young person whose has a special educational need or disability to register.

Everyone on the register will benefit from:

  • - Information about support, services, activities and events
  • - Information aimed at young people with disabilities
  • - Opportunities to have your say about the services that are important to you
  • - The knowledge that your anonymous statistical data is helping us to plan and improve services

Find out more and register on the SEND Local Offer website


Kingston Parent Carer Forum

Kingston PCF is made up of local parents and carers who work to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities and their needs are heard and understood by local services and decision makers. Part of a national network we try to ensure by feeding in the experiences and needs of Kingston parents and carers who have children with additional needs and disabilities, better, more relevant and responsive services will follow. As local SEND parents ourselves we bring a wealth of different experiences of helping our own children and young people through life.


Phone: 07930 212743




SEND Information, Advice and Support (SENDIASS)

The Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) in Kingston and Richmond offers advice and support across a wide range of subjects. This may include help with personal budgets and how to use the Local Offer plus:

  • - support with understanding reports and letters, attending meetings and preparing for assessments and reviews
  • - information and signposting to support services in your area
  • - support with Transition and Preparing for Adulthood
  • - support with and signposting to mediation
  • - advice and support on benefits

These services offer advice to children and young people as well as parents and carers.


Phone: 020 3793 9596





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