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Derby City

Derby City:

This link will direct you to a page on Derby's Local Authority website, which provides advice and support for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Derby's SEND Local Offer

You can search the advice and information directory to find a range of relevant services in Derby for families to receive support and guidance.

Derby have also published a SEND Handbook, which is available on their website. Click here to read more.


Derby City Joint Local Area SEND Inspection (Ofsted/CQC)

Between 17 June 2019 and 21 June 2019, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC), conducted a joint inspection of the local area of Derby to judge the effectiveness of the area in implementing the disability and special educational needs reforms.

As a result of the findings of this inspection and in accordance with the Children Act 2004 (Joint Area Reviews) Regulations 2015, Her Majestys Chief Inspector (HMCI) has determined that a Written Statement of Action is required because of significant areas of weakness in the local areas practice.

You can read more about Derby's action plans and strategies to support improvements by following this link: 


School SEN & D Report:

School SEN&D Report

Schools have a legal duty under the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 to publish detailed information about their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEN.

At Ivy House this is in the form of the attached document (click the link), which includes information about the arrangements for the admission of disabled pupils, the steps taken to prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably than other pupils, the facilities provided to assist access for disabled pupils and the schools' accessibility plans. We've also outlined the schools' arrangements for providing a graduated response to children's SEN, including the use of Education, Health and Care Plans.