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School SEN information reports
All schools must publish a SEN Information Report on their school website. The report should be easy to find, put together in a way that families can understand and reviewed, with families, each year.
How are special educational needs identified by early years providers and schools
Slow progress and low attainment do not necessarily mean that a child has SEN and should not automatically lead to a pupil being recorded as having special educational needs.
School Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
Each school has a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO). The SENCO is responsible for the progress of all children with special educational needs regardless of whether they have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
What are schools expected to provide?
The majority of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities attend mainstream schools.
As we work together to improve outcomes for children and young people, we continue to identify that transitions are a time when there needs to be an enhanced level of planning and oversight, in order to make the transition as smooth as possible.
An annual review helps to make sure a child, with special educational needs, is getting the right help and support.
There are a number of key legislative frameworks which govern your work as a SENCO. As a SENCO, it is vital to have a good knowledge of the key aspects of each.