SEN Code of Practice
The Code of Practice offers guidance to
settings and schools about using a graduated approach to identify
and meet the needs of children with SEN. This means that some
children will have their needs addressed at Early Years Action or
School Action while others will be met at Early Years Action Plus
or School Action Plus or through a Statement of Special Educational
In Worcestershire, the majority of the funding
to support pupils' individual needs is now devolved to schools.
This means that individual schools can assign adult support
assistance as necessary and set up interventions, whether as groups
or individuals, to support children with speech, language and
Recent guidance (September 2010) on
Edulink (External Website) on the criteria for statutory
assessment produced by Worcestershire SEN
Services acknowledges that:
'Children with the most severe communication
and interaction difficulties will be characterised by limitations
in accessing the curriculum and may present with emotional and
behavioural difficulties. These children will need substantial
support to ensure that they are provided with appropriate access to
the curriculum and participation in school life.'
There are 4 areas of need as set out in the
SEN Code of Practice:
- Cognition and Learning Needs:
- Behaviour, Emotional and Social Development Needs
- Communication and Interaction
- Sensory and/or Physical Needs
NB: SLCN as a secondary need can occur within
any of these categories.
Within the SLCN Pathway :
- The use of child/children
refers to children and young people
- The use of setting includes
childminders, children's centres, nurseries, pre-schools,
- The use of parents refers to
parents and carers.
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