SEND Advisory Team

There are 5 SEND Advisors who are part of the SEND Specialist Services Team and work directly with Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinators (SENDCO’s) in Central Bedfordshire to look at provision in schools and ensure that schools are meeting statutory requirements.

SEND Advisors complete activities with schools and provide advice.  This includes:

  • providing advice around Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment requests 
  • providing advice and support to ensure good annual reviews
  • support with the completion of the annual review calendar for each setting
  • giving advice around funding for children with or without an EHCP 
  • providing advice around part-time timetables and alternative provision 
  • providing advice regarding suspensions for children
  • providing independent SEN advice at Independent Review Panels 
  • giving advice on how to effectively review the progress of children with SEND through good assess, plan, do, review processes
  • giving advice around quality assurance of school's actions towards EHCP outcomes
  • auditing of Alternative Resource Provisions (ARP) 
  • quality assuring out of area independent schools with large numbers of CBC children 
  • providing advice to schools following panel decisions on funding and requests for a change of placement
  • gfiving advice regarding school place transfer (Years 4/6/8 & 11)
  • being a single point of contact for SENDCOs for support and advice
  • supporting the work of School Improvement Advisors (SIA's) 
  • joining way forward meetings where an EHCNA has been refused, to advise schools on further support for individuals
  • supporting the review of complaints in respect of EHCP’s and provision
  • providing a training offer to schools to improve whole school SEN provision and the delivery of ordinarily available provision
  • around delivery of the SEND Action Plan following the LA Ofsted report including the review of the Graduated Approach
  • supporting schools to complete the NASEN Toolkit
  • undertaking learning walks with SENDCOs to review whole school SEND provision


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Last updated: 12/12/2023