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Special education provision we expect from places of learning

SEN Support

There is an expectation on schools and other settings to be able to:

  • Identify children and young people with emerging SEND at an early stage
  • Put appropriate provision in place to support them
  • Make accurate assessments of need and/or barriers to learning
  • Engage other professionals as appropriate

You can group levels of provision into: universal, targeted and specialist.

Universal provision is high-quality inclusive teaching. It includes reasonable adjustments and it's personalised for children who need some extra help. It considers the barriers to learning and how these can be overcome.

Targeted provision is for children and young people who need small groups and/or one-to-one focused support.

Specialist provision is for the smaller number of children and young people who need highly-personalised support.

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