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Wiltshire Ordinarily Available Provision for All Learners (OPAL)

Section One: Partnership with parents, carers and young people

​​​​​Broadly speaking much of this section will be an integral part of the setting's provision for all children. It outlines some of the practices and adaptations that are part and parcel of quality first teaching. The provision and strategies outlined in this section may be required for CYP with SEN and/or disabilities but will undoubtedly be of benefit to many of the CYP in the setting.

Expectations of all settingsStrategies

The setting works in partnership with parent carers and CYP in decision making

  • The school SEND information report is co-produced with parent carers; visit SEND School Improvement resources ( (opens new window) for Wiltshire Council training to ensure this is compliant
  • Parent carers are signposted to Wiltshire's Local Offer. This is referenced on the setting's website
  • Parent carers are aware of the range of communication channels available for sharing information about their child
  • Parent carers are aware of the SEN status of their child and the provision to support, including any individually tailored interventions in place. They are involved in setting and reviewing targets for their child
  • Formal and informal events take place to seek views in relation to SEN provision in the settings e.g. CYP and parent/carer surveys, coffee mornings
  • Use of a home and setting diary / book bag / messaging and social media to support communication directly with parent carers in addition to communication given via CYP

The key principles of the SEN Code of Practice should be applied in all settings and throughout the CYPs learning journey

  • The views, wishes and feelings of the CYP and the child's parents
  • The importance of the CYP and parents, participating as fully as possible in decisions, and being provided with the information and support necessary to enable participation in those decisions
  • The need to support the CYP and the child's parents in order to facilitate the development of the CYP and to help them achieve the best possible educational and other outcomes, preparing them effectively for adulthood. (SEND code of practice (opens new window))

An effective partnership with CYP and parent carers is evident through their participation

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