We are required to clearly set out what special educational provision and training we expect schools, early years settings and post-16 providers to offer. This is to provide a shared understanding between parent carers, educational settings and us.
What special educational need (SEN) support we expect educational settings to provide for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
What parent carers can expect their child’s setting to provide
SEN Support in schools - what is required
Educational settings are required to meet the learning needs of every child in their school. This includes those learners identified as having a SEN or those who are disabled (D).
Mainstream schools must:
Use their best efforts to make sure that a child and/or young person with SEND gets the support they need. This means doing everything they can to meet children and young people’s SEND
Ensure that children and young people with SEND, engage in the activities of the school alongside pupils who do not have SEND
Designate a teacher to be responsible for coordinating SEND provision (the SEN coordinator or SENCo)
Tell parent carers when they are making special educational provision for a child
Write an annual SEN information report. This explains how they have put in place their SEND policy. This should be published on their school website