SEND Board

The SEND board aims to ensure that the local authority and clinical commissioning group (CCG) meet their responsibilities outlined in the statutory guidance Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years.

Responsibilities of the board

The board provides strategic direction and leadership for monitoring and quality assuring the effectiveness of identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

The board works to foster collaboration and effective partnership-working across health, education and social care and: 

  • ensures there is an up to date and accurate self-assessment of the partnership’s effectiveness, against all key areas of the inspection framework
  • evaluates the outcomes and provision for children and young people in Waltham Forest
  • agrees the SEND priorities in the local area SEND local improvement plan and the health action plan
  • monitors progress and actions within the merged SEND health action plan and the LA improvement plan
  • receives reports and updated action plans from SEND and any related task and finish groups and sign off recommendations from work streams


The SEND Board is made up of representatives from the local authority, education, NELFT, Waltham Forest's CCG and Waltham Forest's Parents forum. 

Other information

SEND officers according to which cluster your school comes under.

Last update: Thursday 22nd of April 2021 12:56:33 PM