15, Mar 2024
What is SEN Meaning Education?

Sen meaning education is the process by which children who have specific educational needs are supported in their learning and given access to provision that will help remove barriers to their learning. Schools are required to ensure that the pupils they teach with SEN have their needs assessed on a regular basis and that provision is continually improved and monitored. They also have a statutory duty to involve parents and where appropriate children and young people in this process. Schools have an additional fund they are required to use for SEN provision, this is known as the delegated budget.

During this process it is likely that you will be involved with meetings with the class teacher and/or the school’s SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator). You should be clear about what it is you are asking the SENCo to assess and to discuss your child’s progress. The SENCO should be able to offer advice and recommendations that will support your child. These may include implementing an intervention or arranging assessments from outside specialists, such as Speech and Language Therapists or Educational Psychologists.

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It is important to remember that a child who has a SEN does not necessarily have disabilities and just because something has an impact on their daily life it doesn’t mean they should be classed as disabled under the Equalities Act 2010. Disabilities are defined as having a significant and long-term impact on a person’s day-to-day ability to carry out normal everyday activities.

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