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All educational settings – nurseries, schools, colleges and further education establishments – must make sure they meet the reasonable Special Educational Needs of children and young people identified as needing extra support. Find out about the support available and how needs are assessed and met.
Almost every child with Special Educational Needs should have SEND support. This means help that is additional to or different from the support generally given to other children of the same age in a mainstream school.
The purpose of SEND Support is to help children achieve the outcomes or learning objectives set for them by the school. Schools should involve parents in this process.
All educational settings, nurseries, schools, colleges and further education must make sure they meet the “reasonable” special educational needs of children and young people they identify as needing extra support. Most educational settings should be able to meet the needs of the majority of children with SEND.
The SEND Code of Practice says that schools should use a ‘graduated approach’. to support a child with SEND. This graduated approach has four steps: Assess, Plan, Do, and Review.
Our in-depth guide has lots more information on the graduated approach and on the types of support available in schools and colleges. Download it and our infographic below.