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Support for children with special educational needs

​Equal opportunities for all children

The Education Department provides equal opportunities to all children so they can access education regardless of their circumstances. 

Your child’s teachers will use the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice (currently under review, February 2024) and the guidelines for Ordinarily Available.

We ensure children are included by:  

  • providing a welcoming approach to children who have additional needs and their families 
  • using flexible educational arrangements according to a child’s needs
  • monitoring progress to ensure children are meeting their targets
  • working towards children achieving high or increasing levels of attendance
  • providing extra services and support in a child's school or setting
  • ensuring staff access and enjoy high quality special educational needs training
  • ensuring staff deliver high quality teaching for all children
  • using a step by step approach to meeting their needs

Inclusion Policy in Schools

Parent's Guide to the SEN Code of Practice

This guide is for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0 to 19 years who have special educational needs or a disability (SEND). It explains​ how to understand and use the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice (currently under review, February 2024) to support children and young people with SEND.

Parent's Guide to the SEN Code of Practice (currently under review, February ​2024) 

Annual Review Flowchart

Graduated Approach​

Key Points of SEND Support in Schools

Requesting an Exceptional Action Assessment

SEND Support in Schools Flowchart

Supporting documents in Romanian

Annual Review Flowchart in Romanian

Key Points of SEND Support in Schools in Romanian

Requesting and Exceptional Action Assessment in Romanian

SEND Support in Schools Flowchart in Romanian

Supporting documents in Polish

Annual Review Flowchart in Polish

Key Points of SEND Support in Schools in Polish

Requesting and Exceptional Action Assessment in Polish

SEND Support in Schools Flowchart in Polish

Supporting documents in Portuguese

Annual Review Flowchart in Portuguese

Key Points of SEND Support in Schools in Portuguese

Requesting and Exceptional Action Assessment in Portuguese

SEND Support in Schools Flowchart in Portuguese

Concerns about your child’s education

If you have concerns about your child’s education, you should speak to your child's class teacher or form tutor. They’ll discuss your child's needs and explain how they and the school can support you.

If you still have concerns, you should contact your school's Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo). They oversee the support services within schools.

If you would prefer to speak with someone outside of school, you should contact the Inclusion team​​ at the Education Department.

Funding for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

You can find information on how schools are funded to support children and young people with SEND in the documents below. 

Funding for Children High Needs Matrix​

High Needs Assessment Matrix​

About the Inclusion section

Inclusion includes specialist professionals who provide advice, support and training for all schools and settings in:

  • special educational needs
  • english as an additional language
  • parenting and family support
  • educational psychology
  • well-being
  • autism and social communication
  • visual impairment
  • hearing impairment
  • early years

Autism and Social Communication Inclusion Team Leaflet for Parents

Early Intervention Family Support Worker Leaflet for Parents

Education Welfare Team Leaflet for Parents

Educational Psychology Leaflet for Parents

Early Years Area SENCo Leaflet for Parents

Portage Home Visitors Leaflet for Parents

Hearing and Deaf Support Team Leaflet for Parents

Outdoor Learning Team Leaflet for Parents

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Inclusion Team Leaflet for Parents

Visual Impairment Leaflet for Parents

Well-being Team Leaflet for Parents

Primary Mental Health Team Leaflet for Parents

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