Does my child need SEND support?
Many children need extra, targeted support at some point during their education. Most children can find the support they need in mainstream nurseries, schools and colleges. We work hard to ensure our schools are well-equipped to provide this support through our Every Leader a Leader of SEND programme and high-quality training and support for teachers and teaching assistants. See our SEND page for more information.
SEND support will vary depending on the complexities of your child’s needs, but always involves an Assess-Plan-Do-Review approach that is agreed with parents.
Sometimes, even though the child is receiving support, there may still be concerns about how much progress they are making. In this instance your child’s school may discuss with you whether you would like to consider an application for an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). The EHCP is a statutory document which sets out the support a child or young person needs from all the agencies that will support them.
In addition to SEND support in mainstream schools, we offer specialist SEND units in some of our mainstream primary schools and a number of special schools catering for a wide range of needs.