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10.09.2021- SEND Capital Programme

Annex 1 SEND Capital Programme Current Approved Projects 10092021

Letter to All Surrey Headteachers SEND Capital Programme Sept 2021 update FINAL

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you are well and have had a great start to the new academic year.

Attached is updated information about Surrey’s SEND Capital Programme. Please note, there is no action required at present and do feel free to distribute to your senior leadership teams.

This update report details progress, planned next steps and key dates for your information.

If you have any queries about the SEND Capital Programme then please contact

Kind regards

Jane Winterbone

SCC dedicated webpage – Covid-19 Information for School Leaders:

Government announces £37 million to support children with complex needs

On Tuesday, 19 May, the Government announced that children with special educational needs and disabilities in England will benefit from £37.3 million of direct support in 2020-21, which is expected to help more than 75,000 families in England. Families with children that have complex needs and disabilities will receive grants for vital equipment to make their lives easier while implementing social distancing measures, including computers, specialist equipment and
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Speech and Language videos for parents and children to try at home

Surrey County Council’s Speech and Language service has created a series of short animated videos to support parents and children to try at home. The clips contain tips, games and strategies to develop a child’s language. Topics covered include; attention and listening, auditory memory and expressive language. You can find the videos on YouTube
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For the Attention of the CEO & Headteacher/Principal – Message from Rachael Wardell, Executive Director of Children, Families and Lifelong Learning, and Ruth Hutchinson, Director of Public Health

Dear Colleagues

We would be grateful if you would share this important letter and leaflet with parents and carers as a matter of urgency. Thank you.

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Surrey County Council Letter to Parents and Carers_June 2021

Rachael Wardell Ruth Hutchinson
Executive Director, Director of Public Health
Children, Families & Lifelong Learning Surrey County Council

Surrey County Council SCC dedicated webpage – Covid-19 Information for School Leaders:

For the Attention of the CEO, Headteacher & Chairs of Governor - Surrey Education Covid 19 Coronavirus

Weekly Update

Dear Colleagues

This is your weekly COVID19 Coronavirus update that includes all the new and updated local information and guidance related to COVID-19 including links to information and guidance newly published on SCC dedicated webpages for School Leaders. DfE and government guidance continues to be published regarding Lockdown 2 and we will continue to update the webpages with any changes to our local response.
The county council has been advised by DfE colleagues that further guidance for schools is expected to be published soon which will include further detail regarding Extra Curricular activities, Face Coverings, Remote Learning, Ofsted and Children’s Social Care.

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For the Attention of the CEO, Headteacher, DSLs & Chairs of Governor - Surrey County Council Template Safeguarding Child Protection Policy 2020

It has been brought to the attention of the Education Safeguarding Team that the Surrey County Council Template Safeguarding Child Protection Policy 2020 circulated to schools via the Education Safeguarding Team Update mailing list has not reached everyone...Read More

Surrey County Council Template Safeguarding Child Protection Policy 2020

Summary of Code changes for schools 24/05/2021

Foreword from Liz Mills

Dear colleagues,

It’s Anti-Bullying Week and this year’s theme is #OneKindWord.

Research has found that one in five children experience frequent bullying, and disabled children and those with SEN, as well as those in receipt of free schools meals, are significantly more likely to be bullied. The evidence is that severe and frequent bullying can have a long-lasting impact on children’s mental wellbeing and development.

At Surrey County Council, we are dedicated to supporting schools in providing safe and happy places for children to learn, through initiatives such as our Anti-Bullying Charter Mark. You can also find a range of Anti-Bullying resources and guidance for schools on the Anti-Bullying Alliance website, the coalition behind Anti-Bullying Week.

I’m sure you’ll agree that kindness is more important today than it has ever been. The past 18 months have highlighted how important little acts of consideration are, as they can break down barriers and brighten the lives of the people around us. Best of all, kindness fuels kindness, as one kind word often leads to another. It would be wonderful to hear how your school is marking Anti-Bullying Week 2021, so if you have any content to share, please send it to

In this edition of the Schools Bulletin, you will find a profile on Julia Katherine, our new Assistant Director for Inclusion and Additional Needs (Policy Performance and Practice) in the North East. Please do read her profile and join me in welcoming Julia to Surrey County Council.

You will also find the regular DfE updates as well as information about the newly launched #NeglectMatters campaign, a Surrey Wildlife Trust event for teachers, training opportunities, and much more.

As always, thank you for everything you are doing for Surrey’s children and young people.

With best wishes,


Surrey Safeguarding Children Board winter newsletter


Recent publications & information available on SCC dedicated webpages – Covid-19 Information for School Leaders:

Other Information & Reminders:

New head teachers and heads of school professional development programme

A quick reminder if you are or you know a colleague who is new to headship in Surrey and are not yet enrolled on the Surrey professional development programme for new headteachers, heads of school and interim headteachers. Coordinated by SAfE working in partnership with STSN this programme gives colleagues an opportunity to develop their understanding of headship but also to be part of a professional learning network of new headteachers. It is not too late to join. Please contact for further information.

This webpage connects SGA to Surrey County Council (SCC) local authority information and website

For information from county schools and learning this link will take you to their pages

SCC Letter to Parent and Carers 19 May 2020

Here is the latest Bulletin from


Latest SEND Newsletter

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Emergency & Out of Hours Contacts Reminder

Please could we remind you that if your schools emergency contact details have changed that these are updated with the Area Schools Officer Team or via the School Relationships Team The out of hours and office hours contact details for the Area Schools Officers is published on the key contacts section of the SCC dedicated webpages for School Leaders. The Area Schools Officers provide duty cover out of hours so please try all the Area Schools Officer numbers available or contact the Out of Hours SCC Emergency Management Duty Officer on 07831 473 039 if required.

Important update: Changes to Children’s Services

Information on new arrangements for safeguarding children in Surrey and the implementation of a new Child Protection Consultation Line for Schools.



If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, please contact the Children’s Single Point of Access.
Telephone: 0300 470 9100 or 01483 517898 (out of hours hosted by the emergency duty team)



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