SEND Information factsheets for Parents
- Anti Bullying
Every school must have an anti-bullying policy that sets out how it supports incidents of bullying, and this should be made available to parents/carers. If your child is being bullied, or is bullying, you should talk to staff at your child’s school.
- Annual Review of a Statement of Special Educational Needs
This fact sheet relates to those who still have a Statement of SEN and who will be going through an Annual Review (not an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan transition review).
- Choosing a school for a child with special educational needs
Guidance on what to consider when selecting your preferred school for a child with SEN.
- Dyslexia Guide for Parents
A guide for parents/carers who are concerned that their child may be dyslexic
- Education Health Care Plans Fact sheet
This information is about Education, Health and Care plans. It also includes information about Statements of Special Educational Need. Education Health Care Needs Plans Easy Read Format
- EHC needs assessment for children in early years setting or at school
This information is about Education, Health and Care needs assessment, which is sometimes called statutory assessment. Education Health Care Needs Assessment Easy Read Format
- A Guide to Elective Home Education
If you are considering educating your child at home this factsheet may address some questions you have, and help you in making your decision.
Exclusion is when your child is sent home from school for not following the school’s behaviour code. It is the Head Teacher's decision. There are 2 types of exclusions, fixed and permanent.
- Funding for Special Educational Needs in mainstream schools
This information is about funding for special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream schools. This includes academies and free schools.
- Personal budgets for SEN
This information is about personal budgets for children and young people with special educational needs. Personal Budgets and Education Health Care Needs Plans Easy Read Format
- SEN Support in mainstream schools fact sheet
This information is about the support that mainstream schools should provide for children with special educational needs (SEN).
- The impact of the SEND reforms on children and young people with Statements
This information is about how the reforms to the SEND Code of Practice affect children and young people who have Statements of Special Educational Need (SEN).
- The Local Offer
Every local authority must publish a Local Offer. The Local Offer tells you what support is available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, and their families. The Local Offer Easy Read Format
- What do we mean by impartial information, advice and support (IAS)?
This information is about the impartial information, advice and support required by the SEND Code of Practice.
- What if I do not agree with decisions about SEN provision?
This information is about what you can do if your child has special educational needs (SEN) or a disability and you are unhappy about the help they are getting.
- What is an Independent Parental Supporter?
How parents of children with SEN can access an Independent Parental Support (IPS), the role of the IPS and how to volunteer.
- Education Health Care (EHC) Needs Assessments
An EHC needs assessment is a detailed look at a child’s special educational needs (SEN) and the support he or she may need in order to learn.
- Special Educational Needs - Information Factsheets
The aim of the assessment is to find out what special educational needs the child has and what special help s/he will need to meet those needs.
- Changes to Special Educational Needs and Disability Support
- SEN Reform Implementation Plan
- SEND Code of Practice January 2015
- Guidance on Making a Formal Complaint