Ways to maximise the achievement of SEND learners in Agriculture Funded by DfE and delivered by Landex on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation

Where are we heading?

A brief summary of the project

A few notes on the SEND Code of Practice and reasonable adjustments.

Taking a look at personalised programmes and creative work experience opportunities.

1. A brief summary about the project

The Children and Families Act, 2014 means the post-16 education sector, local authorities and health and social care agencies now must work together to improve outcomes and life chances for young people aged 16 – 25 with SEND.

Department for Education (DfE) awarded additional funding to the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to support the delivery of high quality provision for people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).

The new guide and self-assessment tool designed in collaboration with SEND specialists from Landex members – Myerscough, Warwickshire and Wiltshire Colleges

"Landex and its members are immensely proud to have worked with the Education and Training Foundation to develop a sector wide guide and tool to support inclusion for learners in post-16 education and training. We hope education providers find the tool useful and that this leads to positive outcomes for all young people with SEND." (Lynn Hart, Quality Manager forLandex)

2. SEND Code of Practice and Reasonable Adjustments

Providers have a duty to:
  • duty to co-operate with LA arrangements for young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • to admit a young person if they have named your provision in their Educational Health Care EHC Plan
  • use their best endeavours to secure the SEN provision the young person needs
  • to co-operate with local authorities to develop and review their local offer.

3. Discovering how a personalised programme can be used

Definition: An individualised or bespoke programme of study that is based around an individual’s needs and requirements in situations where a young person cannot access a standard study programme.

Where required, organisations should also offer bespoke packages or individualised programmes to meet individual learner need. This may be necessary for learners who find accessing a mainstream programme or campus difficult or whose skills and achievements make it difficult to fit into an established programme of study (SEND Code of Practice).

Group Activity: Look at the case study provided, what personalised programme might you offer to the learner? Write down your ideas in preparation to share with the room. 10 minutes.


4: Evaluating work placement opportunities for young people with SEND

Group Activity: De Bono's 6 Thinking Hats. As a group, you will complete a rotation of the 6 thinking hats. Each hat poses a question. At the first hat, choose a perspective to answer from and identify this perspective on the sheet. On the next rotation, choose a new perspective but it cannot be one already identified by a previous group. 15 minutes.

  • Employer
  • Learner
  • Tutor
  • Parent
  • Senior College Leader
  • Local Authority/Ofsted


Activity 5. Use the Study Programme tab on the Self Assessment Tool (or download/paper version) to assess where you/your organisation are currently, with the implementation of the SEND reforms

Write a commentary as to the reason for your RAG rating -What will your main point of action be? Please share

What best practice will you take back to your institution?

What can you do next?

Further CPD sessions through the ETF and Landex websites.

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Abigail Thomasson


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