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Bucks Council celebrate successful SEND event

A group of young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have taken part in an interactive event organised by Buckinghamshire Council.

The Shout Out for SEND event, which takes place annually, gives the opportunity for young people with special needs to get directly involved with shaping council services.

This year’s event took place at Aylesbury Rugby Club in Weston Turville. It was open to young people from secondary schools and education settings across the county, as well as those who are home educated, and participants took part in workshops, listened to speakers and talked to specialists.

The focus of this year’s event was on inclusion with the young people from Year 7-9 who are receiving SEN support, invited to discuss what inclusion means for them in their school life and in their community and what could be done to improve their experiences. 

Speaking after the event, Anita Cranmer, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Education said: “It has been wonderful to once again hear from so many of our young people and to find out first hand about their experiences. Their feedback is vital to help us make ongoing improvements. It helps us to develop our services, policies and strategies so that our young people can reach their full potential and access and participate in all walks of life.”

Buckinghamshire Council’s SEND Improvement Strategy sets out how the council and partners will work together with young people with SEND and their families to bring about improvement and change to services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.  

Tim Jones, Principal Educational Psychologist, Simon James, Director of Education, John Macilwraith, Corporate Director of Children's Services, and Cllr Anita Cranmer, Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, at Buckinghamshire Council, opened this year's Shout Out for SEND Young People's Conference

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Tim Jones, Principal Educational Psychologist, Simon James, Director of Education, John Macilwraith, Corporate Director of Children's Services, and Cllr Anita Cranmer, Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, at Buckinghamshire Council, open this year's Shout Out for SEND Young People's Conference

Posted by Buckinghamshire Council on Wednesday, November 9, 2022

 

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