Most children with SEND can have their needs successfully met in mainstream schools. All mainstream schools are provided with resources to support those with additional needs.
This is possible because mainstream schools have an amount identified within their overall budget, called the SEN budget to provide support to children and young people with SEND.
It is a good idea to visit as many different types of school as possible, so that you can see what is available and decide what features you think are important, and which setting can offer the right environment for your child’s or young person's needs.
All schools must produce a SEN Information report outlining their policies regarding special educational needs. Links to all SEN info reports for Redbridge schools can be found on Redbridge’s Local Offer.
All mainstream schools must and should provide SEN Support for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). This would be led by the SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator).
The purpose of SEN support is to help children achieve outcomes or learning objectives set for them by the school together with parents and pupils themselves.
SEN support can take many forms, including:
When a school want to call in specialists, they should discuss and agree this with you.
Your child's school must tell you if your child is receiving any special educational provision through SEN support.
If you are not happy about the support your child has you can ask to talk to the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo), head teacher or contact RIASS.