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The government is proposing new national standards for SEND provision, digital EHC plans, and multi-year budgets for alternative providers. Get the lowdown on the policy plans in the SEND green paper, and speak to your headteacher or chair about responding to the consultation.

This is not an exhaustive list of all the policy proposals in the green paper. We have focused on issues that most directly impact schools.

If you want to respond to the DfE's consultation, you should:

  • Read the whole green paper - you'll find all the consultation questions on page 80
  • Speak to your headteacher or chair about submitting a response as a school or as a board

The green paper has been published alongside a white paper: Opportunities for All: Strong Schools with Great Teachers for Your Child. It sets out the government's vision for new attainment targets in literacy and numeracy, an academy-led education system and a drive to increase attendance. Read our summary of the white paper.

The government is proposing new national standards for special educational needs and disability (SEND) to make provision more consistent across the country. These standards would span from the early years through to further education, and apply