SEND Transformation/SEND Futures in Kingston and Richmond

Please note that the most current information is at the top of this section with previous information following.​​

New SEND World Consultation (this phase closed May 2018)

Latest posts about these consultations can be viewed on the borough specific pages below.

Kingston SEND Transformation consultation

Richmond SEND Transformation consultation

Previous Information

Welcome to our survey on the future of local provision for children and young people with special educational needs.

Building on fact-finding and consultation over the last two years, we are working with local families, education providers and partners to create a new local approach to supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The challenge is clear - every child should achieve the best possible outcomes. This requires high quality provision with highly trained staff; for every adult - parents and professionals alike - to feel supported; for independence to be maximised in a journey with seamless transitions; and for the community to embrace diversity and the local environment to be inclusive. All with a balanced budget. 

This survey asks for your views to inform proposals on the new approach, specifically:

  • the vision for 2020 - what are the most important things to you that the system must deliver? This will guide our work and we will measure progress against it over the coming months and years. 

the current system:

  • day to day support 
  • support in difficult times (like when problems are escalating; in a crisis; in-year admissions and transitions)
  • educational psychology
  • the EHCP process.

Your contributions to this survey are really appreciated. A number of consultation events are taking place over the coming months, so please keep an eye on the Local Offer for details and summaries of the responses.


Kingston and Richmond SEND Transformation - School Governors Consultation 27th March 2018

SEND Transformation in RBK and LBRuT Consultation with School Governors March 2018 -  (opens a pdf)

SEND Transformation in RBK and LBRuT - Summary of School Governor Feedback (opens a pdf)

Post 16 Threshold Guidance Consultation (closed May 2018)

Achieving for Children are consulted on the threshold guidance regarding special educational needs thresholds for support and EHCP's for student aged 16+. 

Feedback from 16+ providers is essential to us getting this document right but the consultation is open to anyone with an interest.

The response to the consultation is published below.  The final guidance will be published soon. 

Threshold guidance (opens a pdf)

AfC Response to Post 16 Threshold Guidance Consultation (opens a pdf)

SEND School Consultation - Voice of the Child/Young Person (April 2018)

Download results of consultation with children and young people carried out in schools. (opens a pdf)

Consultation on proposals for the establishment of new SEND school places (ended March 2018)

Please note that the most current information is at the top of the section.
Achieving for Children responses to SEND School Places Consultation

The results of the online survey and comments made by respondents, together with Achieving for Children's responses to them, are collated within this document.

Achieving for Children responses to SEND School Places Consultation (opens a pdf)


In March 2018 Achieving for Children consulted on behalf of the two councils on proposals to create some additional school places for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities within the two boroughs.

Face to face consultations were held and an online survey was launched to capture views and suggestions.  This round of consultations closed on 30th March 2018.

You can read about the proposals in the documents below.

Consultation Documents

Kingston proposals (opens a pdf)

Kingston special provision spreadsheet template (opens excel sheet)

Richmond proposals (opens a pdf)

Richmond special provision spreadsheet template (opens excel sheet)

The spreadsheets use Department for Education templates and were required to be published before 14 March 2018. Once the list of proposals is finalised( later in 2018) following consultation and consideration of further ideas and proposals, the costs of the proposals will be detailed on the spread sheets as required.