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Department for Education Update: Policy & Design

08 Feb 2024

The SEND & AP Improvement Plan 2023 - Towards a more inclusive education system
André Imich, SEN and Disability Professional Adviser, Department for Education

This presentation will provide an overview about the key elements of the government's current SEN Improvement Plan, with its focus on ensuring a more inclusive mainstream education system.

DfE Capital approach to SENDAP & inclusive education setting design
Mark Pratt, SEN & Disability Adviser, Department for Education

This presentation will provide Local Authorities, other Responsible Bodies, Contractors, Architects & Designers with more detail on the DfE Design Team approach to SEND provision across the sector and capital programmes, to ensure more inclusive and sustainable mainstream schools, further education colleges, special schools and Alternative Provision.

Topics covered will include: 'What are we trying to achieve?', 'Site appropriateness', 'Standardisation: is the DfE approach too prescriptive?', 'Potential issues to look out for'.


Marcus Lyon, Director - AtkinsRéalis
André Imich, SEN and Disability Professional Adviser - Department for Education
Mark Pratt, SEN & Disability Design Adviser, DfE Capital - Department for Education



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