The Special Educational Needs (SEN) Learner Journey Project was established in February 2019 with the primary objective to transform communication and engagement with Learners and their parents/carers and other relevant stakeholders in implementing the new SEN Framework to create a Learner centric system and improve service delivery, experience and outcomes for pupils.
The project gathered information and experiences from over 1,300 respondents including children and young people, parents and carers, SEN Co-ordinators and school Principals. This was gathered using various methods of engagement such as on-line surveys, focus groups and one-to-one sessions.
The views and experiences of stakeholders have been brigaded into five broad themes: Pupil Support Services, Training and Resources, Information and Governance, Communication and Technology, and Disputes and Appeals. The Education Authority have confirmed that, where possible and appropriate, the outputs from the SEN Learner Journey project will be incorporated into their Special Educational Needs and Disability Strategic Development Programme (SEND SDP). Progress of their implementation will be monitored by the SEND SDP Programme Board which Departmental officials are members of.
A depiction of the five broad themes and the areas covered can be seen below.
SEN Learner Recommendations