Special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) documents library

Local Offer

This page contains Wokingham Borough Council policy documents, referral forms and guidance documents related to special educational needs and disability (SEND) support.

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Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment

EHC needs assessment request form

To access the request for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment document go to our Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment web page. The document can be found under the what is the process of applying for an EHCP section.

Guidance and information

The following documents can be found on our Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment web page

  • Naming a school, college or learning placement in an Education, Health and Care Plan - see the what is the process for naming a school or college on an EHCP section
  • Guide to when to request Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment - See the what is the process of applying for an EHCP section
  • The Education, Health and Care needs assessment flowchart - See the what does the assessment involve and how long does it take section
School and college transport

Visit our school and college transport web page for the following documents:

  • SEN travel assistance application form
  • Parent mileage claim form
  • Fare payer school transport application form
  • Post 16 transport policy statement
  • Transport process for SEND information document
  • a guide for parents on home to school transport
  • School transport appeal form
  • Code of conduct documents
  • School Travel Assistance Policy (for children aged 5 to 16)
Support in school and pre schools

Ordinarily Available provision

The following documents can be found on our Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment web page, under the section does my child need an EHCP to get the support they need:

  • Ordinarily Available Provision - A Graduated Response SEND Support PVI and Early Years
  • Ordinarily Available Provision - A Graduated Response SEND Support Settings and School

Funding to support learners

The Funding to support Learners who have Special Educational Needs document can be found on the support in school and college web page, under the available support section.

Support in school for children and young people with medical conditions

The supporting pupils at school with medical conditions document can be found on the support in school for children and young people with medical conditions web page.

Special provision capital fund

The following documents can be found on the support in school and college web page, under the Special Provision Capital Fund section:

  • Special provision plan
  • Special provision fund capital plan

Guidance for schools

The person-centred reviews: guidance for schools and other services document can be found on the reviewing Education, Health and Care Plans webpage, under the guidance for schools section.

Early years support panel

The Early years support panel document can be found on the support for pre school children web page.

Home education

The following documents are located on the home education web page.

  • Sample de-registration letter (PDF Document)
  • Wokingham elective home education policy (PDF document)
Personal Budgets policy

The Personal Budgets policy for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities document can be found on our personal budget web page.

Short Breaks

Referral form

Go to the short breaks self referral form web page to download the referral form. 

Short Break Statement

Go to the Bridges Resource Centre directory listing for the following documents:

  • Short breaks statement
  • Bridges Statement of Purpose

Direct payment

Go to the short breaks self referral form web page to find the following documents:

  • Assessment to receiving short break payments flowchart
  • Short Breaks Direct Payment guide
  • Guidance on the use of Personal Assistants, Direct Payment workers and agencies during COVID-19

Social Care

Wokingham Borough Council’s Threshold

The Continuum of Need document can be found on the assessments for children with a disability web page.

Disabled Facilities Grant

For the Disabled Facilities Grant and aids and adaptations policy visit our changes to your home and specialist equipment

Wokingham Threshold Guidance

Go to the Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership website to view the Wokingham Threshold Guidance.

Autism toolkit

Go to our autism support service web page to download the transition toolkit - moving from one setting to another

Preparing for adulthood

The following documents can be found in the becoming an adult section of the Local Offer:

  • Preparation for Adulthood Procedure
  • Preparing for adulthood - An information guide for parents and carers
Wokingham Borough Council's Strategies

Visit the updates, feedback, news and information section of the Local Offer to find the following documents:

  • Wokingham 0 - 25 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy 2021 - 2024
  • Wokingham's Written Statement of Action August 2019
  • Wokingham special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) Strategy Action Plan 2019 - 2021
  • SEND service privacy notice
  • Wokingham local area SEND co-production charter
  • Wokingham local area SEND co-production guidance and quality indicators
Carers' Assessment

The following documents can be found on the carers assessment web page:

  • Carers self-assessment
  • Carers assessment guide
Guidance and documents for schools

Guidance for schools

The person-centred reviews: guidance for schools and other services document can be found on the reviewing Education, Health and Care Plans webpage, under the guidance for schools section.

Wokingham School Hub

The Wokingham School Hub contains information on training programme, trade services, education documents, education news, early years toolkit, early years development journal and more...

Most pages on the Schools Hub are open access, but some content requires users to login.

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Page last reviewed: 18/08/2022

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