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SEND explained

All about SEND? What do we mean by special educational needs and disability? Special Educational Needs and Disability (often shortened to SEND) describes the needs of children and young people who have a difficulty or disability that makes learning harder for them than most children…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for SEND

Advice and support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), their parents and carers and education professionals during the coronavirus pandemic.  We have compiled answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for parents and carers. For information and updates on keeping safe,…

Choosing and starting School

Starting School: Choosing a school Children with SEND without an EHC Plan. Choosing the right school for your child can feel like a big decision.  As such, it is good to start looking early at the schools that are close to where you live. You…

SEND support explained

Most children are able to make good progress from modifications and differentiation in routine daily teaching.  A smaller group of pupils may experience difficulties which make it harder for them to learn. They may require additional or different support from that which normally given in…

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

What is an Education Health and Care Plan? For most children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) their needs can be met from extra help and reasonable adjustments that can be made from funding and resources that are already available in…

Mediation

What to do if a parent/carer or young person disagrees with a decision that the LA has made regarding Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs and assessments or issue of an EHC plan? Disagreements about LA decisions usually relate to the following: Decision not to…

Croydon Sensory Support Service (CSSS)

This service is available for children and young people (CYP) with diagnosed hearing (HI) and/or visual impairment (VI), their families and settings, from 0 to 25 years. The specialist teaching and support staff in the Service work in collaboration with health professionals, families and carers,…

Early years educational settings

  The choice and opportunities for early education and childcare for children aged between 0-4 years with SEND are the same as those for other children. The choices you have include: Childminders; providing full/part time child care within their own home Day care; provide full/…

Support in early years settings

  What extra support is available to help my child in early years settings? All early years settings have arrangements in place to identify and give extra help to children with special educational needs or disability (SEND). If your child is making slower progress in…

Other help in early years settings

Early Years SEND team The Early Years SEND team provide support for children under 5 who have significant developmental delays, complex medical needs or disability and/or social and communication difficulties. The team work directly with families and early years settings to ensure that each child’s…

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