Supporting Children with SEND
Children and young people who are identified as having a special educational need, but for whom a full EHC Plan is not appropriate, should receive a SEND Support Plan.
The SEND Support Plan has been developed for children and young people aged from 0 to 25 years and we are recommending that the SEND support plan is completed for all children and young people where an additional need has been identified.
Download the Support Plan Guidance (PDF 717.1KB) .
Draft Graduated Approach Guidance - to support children without an EHC Plan
There are 3 documents which provide guidance for practitioners to support planning and decision-making for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) for children and young people.
This will help early years' settings, schools, and colleges identify the types of support they might provide for children and young people who do not have an EHC Plan.
The SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years (2014) emphasises that SEN provision is appropriate only for children / young people who require action that is additional to, or different from the normal range of activities in the classroom.
Read the more detailed graduated approach guides below which includes methods of assessment, teaching and training guidance.
The following four areas of need are used to review and manage special educational provision and support. They are:
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
- Sensory and / or physical needs