The SEND Code of Practice says:
All children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they:
Achieve their best
Become confident individuals living fulfilling lives, and
Make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training (6.1)
What schools should do
- The Code of Practice says to use their ‘best endeavours’ to make sure that a child with SEN gets the support they need - this means doing everything they can to meet children and young people’s SEN
- Ensure that children and young people with SEN engage in the activities of the school alongside pupils who do not have SEN
- Name a teacher to be responsible for co-ordinating SEN provision—the SEN Co-ordinator, or SENCO Tell parents when they are making special educational provision for a child.
- Publish a SEN information report and their arrangements for the admission of disabled children
Links to further sections:
- How can school help my child
- What is SEN support?
- SEN support can take many forms
- Other useful information