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Vulnerable register

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by muddyjudiff, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. muddyjudiff

    muddyjudiff New commenter


    I am applying for jobs as a SENCo at the moment and I came across this under 'key areas of accountability',

    'Work in partnership with children and their parents to develop and strengthen their
    involvement including the preparation / management of the vulnerable register'.

    Does anyone know what they mean by 'vulnerable register'? Do they mean children at risk within the school or is it a national database?

  2. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    I suspect that it means students who according to the SEND / school policy meet certain criteria ( again policy docs are key )which alerts staff to any need which they need to accommodate in the routine /regular delivery of the curriculum. It may be aligned to your SEND record ? I would avoid the term register . Either way important I think to know what the exit / entry criteria may be to support the ‘ vulnerable ‘ learners( less experienced?perhaps ) so you demonstrate that your provision is effective and the numbers on the record are reduced ?
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  3. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    ... sorry maybe above post not v clear . Think some settings have a ‘ vulnerable ‘ co hort which is additional to SEND co hort ? Again imperative that rationale for identification and placement for both key / transparent to all stakeholders. Good Luck
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  4. muddyjudiff

    muddyjudiff New commenter

    Thanks - the term 'register' does sound quite formal, doesn't it? I would usually expect SLT to be examining data on specific groups of children (e.g. summer born, heritage, SEND etc.) but I wouldn't term this as a register as such?
  5. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    I think that many settings still use the term but we used to refer to the SEND Record. ‘Register ‘ when referring to the sensibilities of students with SEND sounds a bit institutionalised and not massively ‘inclusive ‘ ?

    When you are leading and managing provision you can call the shots - it’s a great privilege ( and responsibility ) of course.

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