Derbyshire County Council County Hall Matlock Derbyshire DE4 3AG

Pick up an application form from us at the Council House or call us on the number below and we'll send you a form to fill in and return.

You can find out more on the Ministry of Justice website which gives guidance on what happens at a hearing.

These are available from the related documents section of this page along with a leaflet from the local inclusion officer service.

Many children will have special educational needs of some kind during their education. Schools and other organisations can help most children overcome the barriers their difficulties present quickly and easily. A few children will need extra help for some or all of their time in school.

You’ll study a mixture of theory and practical work and reflect on your practice.

It is our policy to meet children's needs, wherever possible, in mainstream schools including those schools with enhanced resource status.

HM Courts and Tribunal Service,Special Educational Needs and Disability tribunal,1st Floor,Darlington Magistrates' Court,Parkgate,Darlington DL1 1ZD

If you live in Derby, call the Special Educational Needs Transport team on 01332 640749 who will give you details of how to apply.

You could also continue on to postgraduate study in a range of areas including teaching, health, psychological services, and social care.

As you progress through the course you’ll develop as a confident, knowledgeable and effective practitioner when working with children and young people with SEND and their families within your context. It places emphasis on the knowledge, skills and competencies you’ll need to work effectively and inclusively with this group of children and young people in ways that will bring them positive outcomes.

Some of the most significant changes in the act are listed below:

You do not have to contact the mediation adviser prior to registering an appeal with the Tribunal, if the appeal is solely about the name of the school/college/other institution named in the EHC Plan, or the type of school/college/other institution specified in the plan, or the fact that no school or other institution is named.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Support for pupils in mainstream schools without a statement is clearly set out in the descriptors for primary and secondary provision at the 'school support stage'.

It will also be helpful to have the family views shared on the Family Views Form for EHC request and the child views shared on Child or young person's views for EHC - assessment request at the time of making a request.

Course length: Full-time: three years. Part-time: up to six years.

Special educational needs and disability reforms came into effect on 1 September 2014.

Most children with statements or education health and care plans will be educated in mainstream schools, but places at enhanced resource and special schools are given to some pupils with statements or education health and care plans.

Please apply directly to the College at which you wish to study:

Fees for the academic year 2017/18 have not yet been confirmed for this course.

The EHC needs assessments and plans are now a part of the service that we offer and started in September 2014.

An educational setting is expected to make a request where: despite the setting having taken relevant and purposeful action to identify, assess and meet the special educational needs of the child, the child has not made expected progress.

You’ll benefit from practical experience by undertaking two placements during the course. You can choose to be based in a range of settings such as hospitals, schools, social services, adult provision or charitable organisations.

Throughout the degree, you’ll be supported and encouraged to develop your capacity to evaluate, analyse and critically engage in the field of SEND, drawing on a wide range of learning, teaching and assessment activities. As you progress, you’ll be expected to undertake increasing responsibility for independent self-directed study, drawing on the range of resources available to you. At all levels, you are invited to engage in e-learning opportunities.

The tribunal forms part of the First-tier tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber). Tribunals are overseen by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service.

If your child’s needs are severe or complex, your health visitor or doctor may approach the other services on your behalf.

For school places for children with a statement of special educational needs or an education health and care plan parents should contact our special needs section tel: 01629 536539.

You can also seek guidance from the Derby SEND Information Advice and Support Service at any stage.

Timescales for the process are set out in the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 - 25 years.

This course will prepare you for a wide range of careers in the SEND sector, including family liaison, advocacy, inclusion support, teaching assistance, mentoring, adult education, and careers services.

We recommend that you also read our SEND Local Offer Disclaimer.


Those who need help using the searches can email or telephone 01332 642611

You may find it useful to look at our Criteria to get a EHC Plan before you make a request to help you understand the sort of children and young people that these plans can support.

You can ask for someone from the SEN team at the council to attend a Transfer Review meeting if you feel it will be helpful. Educational Needs,Derby City Council,Council House,Corporation Street,Derby DE1 2FS

The majority of children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities will have their needs met within local mainstream settings.

Enquiries regarding where a child/student is in the assessment process or annual review/conversion process contact your caseworker

Help with transport to school may be available for children with Statements of Special Educational Needs who:

You will study this course at one of our partner colleges.