SEN Support replaces the categories of School Action, School Action Plus, Early Years Action or Early Years Action Plus. It can be accessed for children and young people with varying levels of need, not just those who are undergoing an education, health and care needs assessment or those with an EHC plan.
In determining whether SEN Support is appropriate for a child/young person it will be necessary to clarify what they require that is additional to or different from that which is normally provided by the setting.
Every child with special educational needs should have SEN support. This means help that is additional to or different from the support generally given to most of the other children of the same age.
The purpose of SEN support is to help children and young people achieve the outcomes or learning objectives set for them by the school in conjunction with parents and pupils themselves.
If your child is on School Action or School Action Plus they should transfer to SEN support by September 2015.
Every school must publish a SEN information report about the SEN provision the school makes. You can find this on the school’s website or the Local Offer. You can also ask your child’s teacher or the school’s Special Educational Needs Coordinator for information on the SEN provision made by the school.
SEN support can take many forms, including:
You can find out more about SEN Support by:
You can also get in touch with Ask Us Nottinghamshire who can give you:
Click here to download some frequently asked questions for parents and carers to ask schools
Contact details of key staff at Nottinghamshire County Council who can help inform you about different aspects of support available to pupils in school:
Please see our page on Transitions
Disagreement Resolution is the process for exploring and addressing issues about any aspect of SEN provision, including health and social care disagreements. This is delivered by the following
Telephone: 03330 062 835
The Together Trust
Telephone: 0161 283 4836
Mediation Services are specifically focused on issues and disagreements relating to Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans. This includes where a request has been made for an assessment for an EHC Plan and that request has been turned down by the Local Authority.
0800 064 4488