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SEND Futures Kingston

SEND Futures Kingston is the name for the ongoing work to transform the way in which support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is provided in Kingston.

What is the latest progress?

January 2024

Local Area SEND Self-Evaluation - Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames January 2024 (PDF)

December 2023 - publication of draft updated SEND Futures Plan for Kingston - 2024/25 to 2027/28

Draft updated SEND Futures Plan for Kingston - 2024/25 to 2027/28 (PDF)

December 2023

Safety Valve Agreement - Summary Update Report No 3, 2023/24 (PDF)

Kingston has updated its partnership working agreement that describes how services will work with families to improve outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities: Kingston SEND Co-Production Agreement (PDF)

September 2023

 Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Safety Valve Agreement - Quarter Two 2023/24 Summary Update Report (PDF)

May 2023

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames - Safety Valve Agreement

Quarter Four 2022/23 and Quarter One 2023/24 Summary Update Report (PDF)

SEND Futures Plan Update, May 2023 (PDF)

SEND Partnership Board, Performance Dashboard Q4 2022/23 (PDF)

March 2023

Equality Impact Assessment (updated using data from December 2022) (Word)

February 2023

Funding and support for pupils with special educational needs in Kingston mainstream schools and settings. Current systems and approaches and options for the future - Peter Gray (SSCYP) (PDF)

Review of funding and support for pupils with special educational needs in Kingston mainstream schools and settings (Word)

January 2023 

Quarterly report sent to the Department for Education relating to the Safety Valve Agreement.

Safety Valve Agreement - Quarter Three 2022/23 Summary Update Report (PDF)

July 2021

In April 2021 the Council commissioned the Local Government Association to complete a Peer Challenge of SEND Services in Kingston. Their Feedback Report is now available and can be viewed here (PDF).

Learning from this Peer Challenge will be incorporated in the next update to the SEND Futures Plan.

June 2021

A small number of changes have been made to the version of the Plan endorsed by this Committee in November 2020, with the updated version available here. 

Kingston upon Thames SEND Futures Plan 2020/21 to 2025/26 - May 2021 (pdf)

Easy Read version - Kingston upon Thames SEND Futures Plan 2020/21 to 2024/25 (pdf)

Kingston SEND Futures Plan June 2021 Annex 1 : Dedicated Schools Grant Financial Model (pdf)

Kingston SEND Futures Plan June 2021 Annex 2 :  Key Performance Indicators (DRAFT)(pdf)

These changes were endorsed by the Council's People Committee on 17 June 2021.

These changes are:

Section 4 of the Plan titled “Our financial context and ensuring value for money” has been updated to reflect the closing position for 2020/21 and the impact of the Safety Valve Agreement.    

The draft Key Performance Indicators have been removed from the main body of the Plan, altered, and are now included in Annex 2.

The title page and notes on the Contents page have been updated, including the end date becoming 2025/26 to reflect the Safety Valve Agreement, and page numbers altered.          

The term Autistic Spectrum Disorder / ASD has been replaced by the term Autistic Spectrum Condition / ASC.  This follows feedback received at the SEND Partnership Board from a young person about the connotations of the word “disorder”, and the preferability of the word “condition”. 

November 2020

This updated plan was endorsed by the Council in November 2020.

Kingston upon Thames SEND Futures Plan 2020/21 to 2024/25 (pdf)

Easy Read version - Kingston upon Thames SEND Futures Plan 2020/21 to 2024/25 (pdf)

This version of the SEND Futures Plan includes highlighted content relating to the recommendations of the Education Commission whose findings were considered by the Council in June 2019.

Kingston upon Thames SEND Futures Plan 2020/21 to 2024/25  - with Education Commission recommendations highlighted (pdf)

July 2020


In July 2020 the SEND Partnership Board considered a draft updated version of the SEND Transformation Plan previously approved by the Council in Feb 2019.  This draft update can be found here:

Draft Kingston upon Thames SEND Futures Plan 2020/21 to 2024/25  - July 2020 (pdf)

Easy Read version (pdf) 

The draft will be considered by Schools Forum in September 2020 and by the Health and Wellbeing Board and Council committees in the autumn.  We invited comments / feedback on the draft throughout the summer and asked that these were received before 15th September 2020.

If you have any questions you can contact: 

Email:  [email protected]

February 2019

Kingston SEND Transformation Plan (pdf)

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