Supporting Inclusion for SEND and Vulnerable Groups

Catch up with AP and Panels broadcasts recordings on YouTube

You will have seen in previous editions of Heads Up that the SEND & Inclusion Change Programme delivered some online broadcasts to help partners find out more about new processes for Alternative Provision and Needs-Focused Panels. These new processes are part of the SEND and Inclusion Change Programme in Warwickshire which aims to help every child access high-quality education so they can achieve their full potential. We want to work together to improve outcomes for our children and young people with SEND by promoting inclusion in mainstream settings, giving schools the skills and resources to meet the needs of learners and building the confidence of parents and carers.    

We are pleased to be able to offer you a YouTube version of these broadcasts that you can watch at any time

The broadcasts in March outlined changes to processes in the following areas: 

  • Alternative Provision led by Marie Rooney, Strategic Lead for Alternative Provision, focused on the requirements for an efficient and effective operating model and to ensure statutory compliance. 
  • Needs-Focussed Panel Processes led by Matt Greenhalgh, Strategic Lead for Children With Disabilities, focused on how we can ensure clear, fair, and transparent decision-making processes in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice and clear guidance to educational settings on their accountabilities and responsibilities. 

    Further updates will follow but if you have any other questions or comments in the meantime then please do get in touch with the SEND & Inclusion Change Programme: sendchange@warwickshire.gov.uk. 

    First dose Covid vaccinations for staff supporting children with disabilities

    First dose Covid vaccinations for staff supporting children with disabilities

    Staff in education settings are still eligible for priority first dose vaccination if they are providing care and support for one or more children who are clinically vulnerable to COVID.

    Eligible staff can book through the national system either online or by calling 119.  This will give them access to Stoneleigh vaccination centre and local pharmacies.  Alternatively staff can contact their GP.


    There is no longer any need to contact the County Council to arrange the bookings, and the booking links we have previously sent out will no longer work.

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