Support for children aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

What levels of support are there?

There are three main levels of support:

Universal provision (all pupils): this can sometimes be called "ordinarily available provision" and forms the basis for all provision and support in educational settings. It consists of high-quality teaching and making reasonable adjustments. It is based on inclusive approaches to teaching and learning to help all pupils and especially those with SEND. Every teacher is trained to identify, and address SEND as part of their class teaching.

SEND support (about 12.5% of pupils): is additional to the support provided for the majority of pupils in the same age group. At the ‘assess’ stage this additional provision for your child will be offered to ensure it meets their needs and offers clear outcomes. These outcomes are then reviewed after a term or half term and if satisfactory progress is not made, further advice and plans will be put into place following full discussions with parents and carers.

Statutory provision (about 4% of pupils): is for children and young people who need more support than is available at SEND support level and whose needs are complex and long term. 

Levels of support

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