Information for education settings and professionals

EHCP and Annual Review documents

As part of the Written Statement of Action the local Authority have reviewed the current EHCP paperwork with a variety of stakeholders.  The new annual review paperwork can now be downloaded using the links below.

Education, Health and Care Plan

Annual Review Form

Annual Review: CYP/Parental Views Form

Education, Health and Care Plan:  Preparing for Adulthood – Year 9 onwards

Annual Review Form:  Preparing for Adulthood Year 9 onwards

Annual Review CYP/Parental Views Form: Preparing for Adulthood – Year 9 onwards

Annual Reviews - Best Practice Advice

How to refer to specialist SEND services

The Referral Pathway Guidance document is a document for SENCOs to refer to when needing additional support for students with SEND needs. There is a pathway for each category of need which provides resources, organisations, and specialist SEND services to support through a graduated response.

The Medical Needs Education Team, Special School Outreach at Chiltern and Ivel Valley, the Education Psychology Team, Early Years Team and Primary SEMH Advisory Service (Jigsaw) have been working together to create a single referral pathway to their services. To access these services the Single Referral form can be completed

More information and details about Specialist SEND Services

Other resources
  • Whole School SEND Consortium SEND Review Guides provides a suite of SEND review guides that will help you to evaluate and improve provision for children and young people with SEND in your school (guides can be downloaded at the bottom of the page)
  • SEND Gateway is an online portal offering education professionals free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • Nasen: Focus on SEND Training – Focus on SEND training is a free course aiming to help teachers and educational practitioners working across the 0 – 25 years age range to develop high quality practice in order to better meet the needs of their learners with SEND
  • Nasen: Early Years SEND Resources offers a range of resources providing information on SEND topics, including webcasts, miniguides, focus on SEND training (structured course) and face-to-face training materials
  • mental health toolkit (PDF 3.9MB) – promotes emotional health, wellbeing and resilience using a whole school and college approach. The aim of this toolkit is to enable Central Bedfordshire schools/colleges to adopt a holistic approach to promoting emotional wellbeing for its pupils/ students and staff, which aligns with our Children and Young People’s Plan (2018-2021), available on the First Hand website
  • the Disability Matters website offers a range of free e-learning courses, training materials and resources
  • Central Bedfordshire’s PSHE Network provides schools and colleges with up to date resources and training opportunities, locally and nationally on topics such as health conditions and mental health and wellbeing
  • SEND Bitesize is a half termly bitesized e-briefing, offering you information in the areas of special education needs and disability. Your number one guide in SEND Written by teachers for teachers
  • definition of SEND need for school census
SEND Toolkits

Following the SEND Conference in March 2020, we've produced these reference toolkits, to assist educational settings:

Appropriate and purposeful focus on early intervention is key to supporting children with SEND:

  • make progress
  • prevent further escalation of needs and presentation
  • be more independent and resilient as they grow

These documents were developed as part of the Managing Demand in SEND Project. Our thanks go out to all the services and departments who contributed, including:

  • public health
  • educational settings (including our special schools)
  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Luton Borough Council

Online learning: Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

This programme has been designed for anyone who works with, or encounters, children and young people aged 0 to 25 with Special Educational Needs and Disability.

SEND Induction Learning Programme

This SEND induction package of learning has been made available to support new staff working in services supporting children and young people in Central Bedfordshire or those transferring from other areas.

eLearning: A guide to Co-production

In order to improve our services, we have been working in partnership with parents and young people. This is called co-production, and we’ve co-produced an e-learning course in partnership with practitioners and the SNAP Parent Carer Forum to help people learn more about it. This training supports everyone to understand the importance of co-production in the lives of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

We’re sharing this course with all our Children’s Services staff – but it’s also available to you. Visit My Learning Central to sign-up for an e-learning account and then search for ‘A guide to co-production’. 

Outreach and Training Services

Primary Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) Advisory Service (Jigsaw Outreach)

The Primary Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Advisory Service (Jigsaw Outreach) provides support to schools to maintain children with Social Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties within their educational community and promote inclusion.

Chiltern Outreach & Training

The Chiltern Special School SEND Outreach Service offers an extended range of support by working collaboratively with mainstream schools to build capacity and confidence in meeting the needs of a wider range of children and young people with SEND. 

Ivel Valley Outreach Service

Ivel Valley Special School Outreach Service is a service to our catchment mainstream schools who require support in successfully meeting the needs of pupils with SEND.

Umbrella Outreach Support & Training

Oak Bank Special School Outreach Service introduces an extended range of support for schools, focusing on working collaboratively with stakeholders to build both capacity and confidence in meeting the needs of children who display an array behavioural issues – SEMH as speciality, that put them at risk of exclusion and isolation.