Assignment One – Local Communities – Rework

This is the reworked version of this assignment for assessment, following feedback and reflection. The revisions are a more in-depth introduction to SEND and my role within the remit of the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.

Some images have been removed and replaced with others, and the images are now uniformly presented in a slightly different order to assist with the telling of a narrative.

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Assignment One [Logic, Gates and Truth Tables] 

The number of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) has increased from 1,228,785 in January 2016 to 1,244,255 in January 2017. While this is the first annual increase since 2010, the percentage of pupils with special educational needs remains stable at 14.4%.

242,185 pupils have a statement of SEN or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan. This is an increase of 5,380 since January 2016, but remains equal to 2.8% of the total pupil population. A further 1,002,070 pupils are on SEN support. This is equal to 11.6% of the total pupil population and remains unchanged since January 2016.

Pupils with special educational needs are currently classified as follows:

SEN Support
From 2015, the School Action and School Action Plus categories have combined to form one category of SEN support. Extra or different help is given from that provided as part of the school’s usual curriculum. The class teacher and special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) may receive advice or support from outside specialists. The
pupil does not have a statement or education, health and care plan.

Statement of special educational needs (statement) or Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan
A pupil has a statement or EHC plan when a formal assessment has been made. A document is in place that sets out the child’s need and the extra help they should receive.

From the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families

Our vision for children with special educational needs and disabilities is the same as
for all children and young people – that they achieve well in their early years, at
school and in college, and lead happy and fulfilled lives. For children and young people this means that their experiences will be of a system which is less confrontational and more efficient.

My role as a Teaching Assistant is to provide the ‘extra or different help’ required for students with special educational needs and disabilities, in order for them to achieve and ultimately lead happy and fulfilled lives. The intention of the following set of documentary images is to visually communicate the barriers to overcome, the individuality of the students, and the strategies used to assist them throughout their school career.

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Sport for Everyone?


Press Buzzer





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I Can Handle This


Improvements in Green


Extra Time



Opening Doors