SEND Strategic Support (mainstream and special)

SEND Strategic Support (mainstream and special)

*** NEW *** Leading SEND: What settings need to consider during lockdown Jan 2021

This guide aims to support schools / colleges in the planning for SEND learners during Lockdown 3. It seeks to provide advice and guidance. It is based on available Department for Education (DfE) Guidance and seeks to extract the key messages and advice. It is not a recommended substitute to reading the advice in full.

primary school buildingFor the most current and up-to-date information relating to COVID-19 and support for schools and settings during the wider re-opening phase, please visit our COVID-19 webpage. Any COVID-19 resources on our team pages are still relevant and useful but are more general or relate to earlier phases of lockdown and partial school closures. Many of our general resources will also be useful at this time.


Welcome to Babcock LDP’s SEND Strategic Support

If you are a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, (SENDCo) then you are in the right place.

We know how challenging the SENDCo role is and how precious your time is. We value our SENDCos and want you to benefit from all that this website can offer you. We seek to ensure that this site holds information for you that is useful, relevant and up-to-date. Some of our information is unique to Babcock LDP and other sections will take you to Devon County Council’s SEND pages to assist with the information and advice you need. We are a commissioned partner of Devon County Council and aim to deliver the SEND support to schools as a joint collaboration.

Please let us know if you have any feedback. The best place to do this is via our Helpline email address:

These pages are specifically designed to support SENDCos in the strategic work happening in school and aim to signpost SENDCos in the right direction for more information where needed.

The wider SEND team has its own pages, see Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.  

Our Babcock LDP Strategic Lead for SEND and Inclusion is Jeanette Savage. The SEND Adviser is Tanya Haigh.

SEN Advisers have an extensive range of experience in the field of SEND, school improvement, school leadership and provide bespoke support, advice and development to schools, colleges, SEND organisations, employers and training providers. We work with headteachers, SENDCOs, other SLT members and Governors.

SEND Strategic support will assist school improvement through:

  • improving outcomes and closing the gap for pupils with SEND
  • support the improvement of high quality inclusive teaching and learning
  • support pupil outcomes through rigorous analysis of provision and pupil progress
  • SENDCo development and support
  • Quality assuring school self-evaluation

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