Below are two important updates from Inclusion SEN Support Services.

  1. School Entry Planning (SEP) Review – SENCO and Parent feedback forms

We hope that the Early Years Foundation Stage children with special educational needs have settled well at school and completed their first term with you smoothly.

The School Entry Planning Review (SEPR) is an important part of the transition process for children with SEND and their parents to ensure that outcomes discussed at the SEP meeting in the Summer Term have been met or what steps need to be taken to support the child/ren further. Following the review, our service support will come to an end and any further support should be accessed through school-based Inclusion Services.

We are keen to hear your feedback about the school entry planning process and also that of parents. This will help inform our service development.  Please see the links to the two different forms here:

Transition into Primary School September 2023 Parent / Carer School Entry Feedback  (

School Entry Planning meetings 2022 – 2023 cohort Feedback from School SENDCOs (

Please email the completed SEPR paperwork to your Area SENCO, even if the meeting was school led, as the review and completed plan will be saved on the individual child’s file.

Please send completed forms to the following:

Taunton and West Somerset and
South Somerset
Mendip & Frome

Please email if you have any questions or need further information.

  1. For Information

Message from MAISEY steering group for professionals: Update regarding ceasing of MAISEY meetings and referrals.

After a thorough review of the multi-agency identification and support process in the early years (MAISEY), it has been determined that these meetings are not achieving their intended impact. The difficult decision has been made that MAISEY meetings will not continue from January 2024.

We remain committed to supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Referring to the Early Years SEND Support Service, Portage and Advisory referrals will continue, ensuring ongoing support for children with high needs in Somerset. Professionals supporting families will continue to work collaboratively to ensure children’s needs are met.

As we move forward, we aim to shape the future of our services for children under 5 identified with SEND, and we appreciate your understanding and continued collaboration in providing the best possible support for children and families in Somerset. For more information, please see the attached document:

MAISEY Update for Early Years January 2024.pdf

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February 26, 2024

Molly Venn