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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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Summary of Code changes for schools 24/05/2021

Foreword from Liz Mills

Dear colleagues,

I hope that you’re all settling well into the new school term.

In this edition of the weekly Schools Bulletin, I’d like to talk to you about how the Government is supporting Surrey’s plans for services aimed at children with additional needs through a ‘Safety Valve’ agreement. However, I thought I’d share my thoughts on this with you in a slightly different way this week, by recording a short video blog (or vlog).

I hope you find the video helpful in explaining in greater depth the safety valve agreement, the DfE green and white paper, and some of the capital investment programmes we’ve got underway. We will be in touch with you soon about some opportunities for us to get together to discuss these developments later this term.

Best wishes


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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.

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SCC Letter to Parent and Carers 19 May 2020

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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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