This article is the first part of a series on SEND education, covering topics and advice that we hope will help you.
Support in the Early Years Most children start school at some point in the school year when they turn five, but from 0-5 different early years options are available. This page explains how these early years settings support children with special educational needs (SEN). From birth to two If your child has complex needs, these… Continue reading SEND Education – Early years
Moving onto school During your child’s early years you may be thinking ahead about where they will go to primary school. Here are some answers to the most common questions we hear. Is a mainstream or special school best for my child? The type of school your child goes to will depend on their needs,… Continue reading SEND Education – moving on to school
Extra Support in School Most children with special educational needs (SEN) go to a mainstream school. The law says that schools must do everything they can to make sure children with SEN get the extra support they need to achieve as well as they can. Mainstream schools do this through a system called SEN support.… Continue reading SEND Education – Extra Support in School
Post 16 Transition A young person with special educational needs may need particular support as they plan for the next stage of their education or for moving into adulthood. The SEN system places particular focus on helping young people above 16 prepare for their future. What support is there to help my child prepare for… Continue reading SEND Education – Post 16 Transition
School and college transport Information from Contact a Family Who can get free transport? The local authority may be able to provide your child with free or partially subsidised transport to their school. By law, local authorities have to make free transport arrangements for certain groups of eligible children. Who is eligible will depend on… Continue reading SEND Education – Additional topics