This leaflet explains what support your child with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities should have in school.

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