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18 Jun 2018

Barnet SEND Local Offer now live


Barnet SEND Local Offer now live

Last week we we officially put the new London Borough of Barnet with Cambridge Education SEND Local Offer website live. The team held an event where the site was officially launched - and received lots of positive feedback.

Replacing an older site, the new SEND Local Offer was a result of co-production with parents and carers about what was important to them. From this, we developed some key areas of interest including:

  • clear explanation of the SEND Local Offer service and how it works
  • easy to use search function
  • sign up for email newsletters
  • an events calendar
  • accessibility functions including translations
  • making popular and key information easy to find from the home page.

We also included an eye-catching carousel feature, when the team can promote events or announcements in a visual way.

Pages from the site can easily be shared via social media, and the You Said We Did feature is kept up to date.

During the launch event, the team ran an activity where parents could send in words to describe what they thought had improved most in Barnet SEND in the last year. The words were projected on a big word cloud in real time, and there a clear winner in terms of ‘most improved’ :-)

It’s been an absolute pleasure working in a collaborative way with such a pro-active and positive team. We are now looking forward to getting started on adding a Young People’s Zone to the site.

You can visit the site at www.barnetlocaloffer.org.uk


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