How are children with SEN supported?

When a school puts support in place for a child with SEN, this is known as SEN support.

Mainstream schools must:

  • Use their best endeavours to make sure that a child with SEN gets the support they need – this means doing everything they can to meet children and young people’s SEN.
  • Ensure that children and young people with SEN engage in the activities of the school alongside pupils who do not have SEN.
  • Designate a teacher to be responsible for co-ordinating SEN provision – the SEN co-ordinator, or SENCO.
  • Inform parents when they are making special educational provision for their child.
  • Prepare a SEN Information report and ensure that this is available on the school’s website.