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SEND Education

Children with SEN may find it harder to learn than most children of the same age.  Some children will need extra or different help from that given to others of the same age.

If you think your child may have special educational needs, contact the person in your child’s school or nursery responsible for special educational needs.

Children with special educational needs all have learning difficulties or disabilities (LDD).

Children with SEN will find it harder to learn than most children of the same age. 

Some children may need extra or different help from that given to others of the same age.

If you think your child may have special educational needs contact the person in your child’s school or nursery responsible for special educational needs. This person is called the ‘SEN coordinator’, or ‘SENCO’.

If your child isn’t in a school or nursery contact the Council or your doctor.

SEN Code of Practice

The SEN Code of Practice  gives practical guidance on the discharge of functions under Part IV of the Education Act 1996 to LAs, the governing bodies of maintained schools, and settings in receipt of government funding to provide early education – and to those who help them, including the health services and social services. The Code also provides general practical guidance to such settings about the provision of nursery education to children with special educational needs (SEN). All of these parties are required to have regard to this Code.