Here you will find all of our current and previous documents on our policies and procedures.  Also, you can find information on our previous SEND Inspection and our learnings from it.

At Achieving for Children, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. We believe in:

SEND Strategy

Inclusion Charter

Safeguarding Disabled Children's Policy

Written Statement of Action - January 2019

Written Statement of Action - Chairs Report February 2018

Written Statement of Action - Minutes November 2018

SEND Steering Board - Terms of Reference

Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG) - Locality Profile

Inclusion Summit  - SEND Trend Report

SEND Newsletter 2nd Edition

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (BHFT) - List of Contacts

Pacip Annual Report - 2017/18

EHCP Audit Executive Summary - July 2018


Capital Strategy


The RBWM SEND Strategy 2017 - 2020  contains a number of commitments around children and young people with SEND.

The three principles within the strategy are:

Principle One - Put children and young people at the centre of all decisions about them, promoting and enabling independence and autonomy through to adulthood. Empower parents and carers to co-produce their child / young persons plan / support, alongside other who are also working with and supporting the family.
Principle Two - Ensure inclusion and participation in all aspects of family, school and community life in a local and inclusive setting, making the best possible use of available resources. 
Principle Three - Secure the right support at the right time for families by working in partnership with schools, health, social care and other key partners.
In particular, Principle 2 is a commitment to the best use of resources. Therefore our capital development monies will be utilised alongside a wide range of developments within the SEND area.
This will include developing new provision, review of existing mainstream and more specialist provision such as resource places. The Capital Development Plan will be published in due course, following completion of workstreams two and four within our SEND Written Statement of Action (see last page of reporting structure).

 
Between 3 July 2017 and 7 July 2017, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) conducted a joint inspection of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) local area to judge its effectiveness in implementing the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms set out in the Children and Families Act 2014.
 
As a result of the findings of the inspection, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI) determined that a Written Statement of Action (WSOA) was required to address eight areas of improvement in the local area’s practice. RBWM and the Windsor and Maidenhead (WAM) Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are jointly responsible for submitting the written statement, which has been produced in conjunction with Parents and Carers in Partnership (PaCiP).
 
We established a SEND Steering Board made up of Local Authority, Health, School and parent representatives that hold all agencies to account for the delivery of the WSOA.  The Board report to the Health and Wellbeing Board on progress and outcomes within the WSOA.
 
 
 

A selection of key achievements to date are outlined below:

  • Our first annual Inclusion Summit was held on 19 April 2018 attended by around 180 participants from all sectors and stakeholder interest groups. These included parents, schools, community services and health. Our next Inclusion Summit is planned for September 2019 and a fully functioning planning group is in place.

  • The Inclusion Charter was officially launched in September 2018. We have been busy continuously promoting the Charter throughout all Local services in the RoyalBorough via our communication strategy. Full Council have adopted the Inclusion Charter which sets out what children, young people and their families can expect when accessing services.

  • The Local Offer has developed into a resourceful hub. It features a new “What’s On?” section to keep the local community informed and includes updated documentation across all of our key areas. It is easier to navigate and accessibility has improved. We continue to showcase the Local Offer to all local services within the Borough.
     

  • The SEND Guidance Booklet , co-produced with parent groups, schools and health, clearly lays out what is expected and when during the EHCP cycle. There were over 250 downloads of this booklet within the first week of publication

  • In partnership with the CCG and two other Local Authorities in East Berkshire, a rolling programme of multi agency audits has been established. The audits provide constructive feedback and shared learning. As a result of the audits a Berkshire wide coproduced training event in scheduled for early 2019.

 

Written Statement of Action - Minutes September 2018

Written Statement of Action - Minutes October 2018

Written Statement of Action - November 2018

Written Statement of Action - Chairs Report July 2018