Equality & Access Team

Equality & Access Team

Welcome to the Equality and Access Officers' Web Page

There is a named Equality and Access Officer  (EAO) supporting settings  in each area;

Julie Coverdale  -   Keighley                                                     (01535 618281)

Peter Murray      -   Shipley                                                        (01535 618286)

Kath Tate             -   Bradford West                                          (01274 431700)

Beverley Ellis     -    Bradford East                                          (01274 435575)
Jo Sunley           -    Bradford South                                          (01274 431280)


Requesting Support from Equality and Access Officer 



New - Request for Early Years SEND 0-7 Pathway Services

Request for Early Years SEND 0-7 Pathway Services

Please use the above request form for the following:

EA1 Notification

Teaching Support Service Referrals (under 5’s only)

Assessment Place Request for Special School

Children’s Centre Plus Request

Early Years Inclusion Panel funding request (EYIP)


Learn & Play

Equality & Access Officer support

With the exception of Equality and Access Officer Support for Keighley and Shipley, please  post to: Early Years Casework Officers, SEN Early Intervention Team, 7th Floor, Margaret McMillan Towers, Princes Way, Bradford, BD1 1NN using Recorded Delivery.  For Equality and Access Officer support for Keighley and Shipley please post to Equality and Access Officer, Keighley Library Annexe, Spencer Street, Keighley BD21 2BN.

Please note we will not accept any requests on the old paperwork from 1st December 2016.

Guidance to assist you with completing the form is here: Guidance


Useful Documents;


Special Educational Provision Record Summary


Inclusion is Everyone's Responsibility


Example Health Care Plan Proforma


Medical Needs Summary


Provision Map
Transition Summary for Children Receiving SEN Support



Early Years Inclusion Panel (EYIP) documents

  please note new address for submissions

EYIP meeting date 2018.

Please use the Request for Early Years SEND 0-7 Pathway Services and Guidance in the section above



Supporting Documentation

Example ISP

Example ISP review

My Learning Picture Language Monitoring Tool

 Individual Risk Assessment

Individual Risk Assessment Guidance

Requirements for Risk Assessments

Risk Calculator


EY SEN Progress Grid 2017

This is Me

Here is the "This is Me!" booklet and guidance which is a useful quick reference for practitioners new to a child

This is Me Booklet Out of school version.pdf

This is me!.

Guidance notes

Talking Point is a really useful website giving information on supporting children's communication skills - click on the link below



The team offer in house training on Behaviour Leadership

please contact your EAO for information

The training recommends using STAR charts - copies can be printed from the link below



Details of other training, Role of the Senco, Senco Forums etc can be found in the online prospectus; websearch Early Years Training Bradford/Training Prospectus/Early Years Foundation Stage

Below are our Top Ten Tips for SENCos

SEND Code of Practice

The Department for Education has produced guidance for Early Years Settings in implementing the new SEND Code of Practice - the 27 page document can be accessed from the link below; it can be found under "early years" about halfway down the page.


Below are our Top Ten Tips for SENCos

Top Ten Tips

For Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCO) in Private, Voluntary and Independent settings




1. Training – role and responsibilities

  • Attend Role of the SENCO training
  • Attend SENCO Forums
  • Request in - house bespoke training
  • Contact Equality & Access Officer

2.  Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice policies and procedures


  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) Register
  • Follow the Code of Practice
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP) – Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time limited (SMART) targets discussed and reviewed with parents
  • Differentiation of practice, environment and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

3.  Early Years Inclusion Panel (EYIP)

  • Equality & Access Officer support to complete paperwork
  • Keep a record of children receiving EYIP funding
  • Remember deadlines!
  • Attend SENCO forums for advice and updates

4. Partnership with parents/carers – be proactive

  • Build trust with parents
  • Form a relationship
  • Share expertise
  • Key working

5. Mentoring & support

  • Build links with local Children’s Centre
  • Share knowledge with other settings & SENCO’s

6. Observations

  • Targeted to plot child’s developmental age
  • Observe emerging skills to ensure progress
  • Plan next steps
  • Follow child’s interests

7.  External      Agencies

  • Referrals and links made with professionals supporting children
  • Advice acted upon

8. Meetings/reviews

  • Common Assessment Framework (CAF)
  • Team Around the Child meeting (TAC)
  • Regular meetings arranged to monitor progress

9. Transition

  • This is Me
  • Make links with receiving schools/nurseries
  • Transition meetings



10.   Inclusive practice is good practice!      


Peter Murray                                Jo Sunley


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