Heads Up 19 May 2023


Working Together Charter

A new county-wide charter has been launched in Warwickshire, aimed at improving services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The charter, which has been developed through collaboration between Warwickshire County Council, Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Board, Warwickshire Parent Carer Voice, and IMPACT (young people’s forum for SEND), sets out a commitment to effective participation and will guide the design, development, and experience of SEND services in Warwickshire.  You can see the new Charter here > file:///C:/Users/Lmow/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/H97AG2TJ/SEND%20Working%20Together%20charter%20FINAL.pdf As teachers, you will know that providing support for SEND students is a vital part of our work. This charter is designed to help us do that more effectively, by bringing together the different partners involved in the provision of SEND services with children, young people, and their families to ensure that all individuals receive the support and assistance they need to reach their full potential. The charter will be underpinned by a number of key commitments, including creating a welcoming and caring space, open communication, valuing everyone’s contributions and working in partnership towards shared solutions. Developing and nurturing each these commitments will in turn build trust. We believe that these commitments will help to ensure that SEND students are able to access the support they need when they need it. While the Working Together Charter focuses on guiding partners to improve SEND services, we encourage schools to note that it is consistent with the School Inclusion Charter, which provides a framework for their approach to students with special educational needs and disabilities. By aligning with both charters, schools can ensure that their work with SEND students is consistent with the broader effort to support these individuals and their families.If you have any questions or would like more information about the charter and its principles, please do not hesitate to get in touch.Sincerely,Johnny KyriacouAssistant Director EducationWarwickshire County Council


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