Case Study Approach • Eligibility • Meeting the criteria • Deadlines! • Requesting Assessments • Writing a CSP • The role of the CSP Monitoring Group • Finalising the document • Forms available on www.abernet.org.uk downloads / additional learning needs • Also on Grid for Learning- www.aberdeen-education.org.uk
Transition from RONs • Assumed to have additional support needs • All the provisions of the Act where they refer to children and young people with additional support needs, and their parents, apply • Must seek and take account of relevant information and advice from appropriate agencies
Appropriate Agency Each of the following is, in relation to any education authority, an appropriate agency, namely- • Any other local authority • Any Health Board • Colleges of further and Higher Education • A department outwith education but within your local authority, i.e. Social Work
Co-ordinated Support Plan – Eligibility Questions • Is the local authority responsible for this child’s school education? • Has a current assessment identified any complex factor or a number of multiple factors that have a significant adverse effect on the child’s school education? • Are the child’s support needs likely to last for more than a year? • Do those needs require significant additional support to be provided by:- • Education authority as well as another department in the council? Or • Education Authority as well as the Health Board or any other appropriate agency?
Significant Additional Support Consider the different strands:- • Number of separate support inputs: how many people the pupil sees over a two week period • Number of different agencies, departments involved • Frequency of involvement
Case Study: Ona • Meeting the Criteria • The Annual Review Meeting
Review of Decisions • Any decision made can be subject to mediation • Some specific decisions can be subject to dispute resolution • Any decision relating to the CSP can be subject to reference to the Additional Support Needs Tribunal
Workshop 1 • Using the information in one of the case studies and the review meeting proforma, ascertain if the pupil meets the criteria for a Coordinated Support Plan. Establish your reasons for this. Complete the proforma and if the pupil does qualify for a CSP, agree who will be asked to provide an assessment. • If you have time do the same with the other case study.
Keeping track of everyone • Use Record of Correspondence • Involve the school administrator • Chase up prior to the deadlines
The CSP Monitoring Group • CSP Monitoring Group makes the final decision about granting a CSP • They need the minute of the review meeting, completed assessments from all involved with the pupil and a draft CSP if available. • All documentation emailed to Rhona Jarvis Rhjarvis@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Writing a CSP • CSP Coordinator collates all the information from the assessments • Much easier if in electronic format • The CSP is a Draft CSP until ratified by CSP monitoring group and inter-agency contributors • Draft circulated to all contributors and parents for comment/amendments
Educational Objectives • Objectives for the pupil, not the adults • Achievable within 1 year • SMART • Examples provided
CSP Meeting Week 14 • Decision made by CSP Monitoring Group • All involved have had sight of the draft CSP • Meeting held to finalise the CSP • Document amended and sent to your Head of Service for signing
CSP Finalised Week 16 • CSP signed and returned to school • One copy is held in school. • Copies sent to parents, Aberdeen City, (Heads of Service), and all professionals who contributed to it. • Review timescale noted for next session.
Workshop 2 • In your groups, complete the tracking forms and attempt to write a CSP for one of the case studies provided. • Spend time on the Educational Objectives, these are the most challenging part of the CSP. • Discuss how you can track the process in your establishment • Record any issues on the feedback sheet