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Inclusion Task Force
How did the Task Force come about? Discussion in an open meeting at the Town Hall in March to discuss locality working around the SEND agenda Following the cross-locality moderation/sampling process with ‘Lead SENCos’ Consultation on how the SSG should be used going forward Further discussion at the Inclusion Programme Board
Membership of the Task Force Locality ‘Lead SENCos’ Headteacher representatives of primary, secondary and special Educational Psychology Service SEN Team MAST Social Care Mental Health
Underlying Principles The group are working for the ‘greater good’ of Sheffield children, young people and families. The ‘tone’ of the meetings are open and honest. Hard topics should not be left unsaid. It is vital that all members of the group can ‘make things happen’ at a locality and citywide level. We seek to involve all services in the solutions.
The First Task Undertake a citywide moderation across all localities (including special) by February half term Establish a robust protocol for future moderation Establish key documentation to support the task Establish a consistent way of using the SSG to assess provision (and need) Gain confidence in what quality provision looks like for children with high needs
Long Term Aims Build a team of informed and capable professionals who can feedback and inform decisions at a locality and citywide level Establish consistency of language and understanding of provision and need across the city Identify, and establish mechanisms for sharing, best practice Offer support and challenge for schools Establish more effective cross-phase working Help to establish efficient and effective use of existing services