If you believe your child has special educational needs (SEN)and requires help, talk to the following people.
Your child's teacher
You can discuss your child’s progress with their teacher at parents' evenings and school drop-in sessions. If you'd like to talk to them outside of these times, you may have to make an appointment. It's usually not possible to meet during the school day.
Special educational needs coordinator
Every school has a special educational needs coordinator known as a SENCO, who will be able to tell you what support your child’s school offers. To find out who your child’s SENCO is, contact the school.
The head teacher will be able to tell you what the school provides for children with special educational needs and can make sure your child takes part in as many school activities as possible.
Parent governors or the SEN governor
The parent and SEN governors work with the head teacher to make sure the SEN policy is in place and that children with special needs make progress in their learning. For more information about governors, see our school governors page
SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
Statutory Assessment Service
Most children with special educational needs will make progress with the support of their teacher and SENCO. However, some children may require extra help through an Education Health Care Plan
We also offer a range of specialist services
covering a range of complex special educational needs.