A group of special school Early Years teachers and local authority officers have built on the government's EYFS Outcomes document and published the Differentiated Early Years Outcomes (DEYO) assessment document to support the assessment of children with special needs in all settings. To download, click here or on the image below. The document is password protected. If you're unsure of your password, please contact your lead teacher or a member of the Early Years Inclusion Team.
Disabled Children and the Equality Act 2010
This publication was produced by the Council for Disabled Children and throughout it features 'check points' which prompt settings to consider various real life examples around equality. Use the image below to download your copy as a useful reference for your early years setting.
Bristol Children and Young People SEND needs co-ordinators
SEND Code of Practice 0-25 Years
Bristol is committed to ensuring that special educational needs provision for children in the early years is jointly planned and delivered and that children and families are able to access equitable services and provision across the city.
The SLEs for inclusion have the capacity, skills and commitment to support and work alongside early years settings to improve the quality of learning and teaching, through the development and delivery of a high quality provision for all children who are disabled or have special educational needs aged 0-5 years. Through a request system settings can access SLE support.
Current examples of SLE deployment include work to support settings with Education & Health Care Plans (EHCPs) and updating of inclusion policies. Other areas that SLEs can offer support and advice are practical strategies and resources to develop inclusive practice, suggestions around training and individual observations.
The Children’s Act (2014) incorporated the development of the new SEND code of practice which will pay a vital role in ensuring that children and young people achieve well in their early years and lead happy and fulfilled lives. Councils and local health partners have worked together to prepare for the new arrangements. A significant change is that the statements of special educational needs has been replaced by Education Health Care Plans and now support children from 0-25. The new plans ensure a co-ordinated approach from health, education and social care.
Request a password to access 'Differentiated Early Years Outcomes'