Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
If your child has a special educational need or disability, you may be wondering how to best support them in their school life.
Children are considered to have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) if they require additional support with their learning. For some children this can be for a short time, but others will require additional help throughout their schooling.
There are many children who will fall into this category at some point in their lives, including those with a physical or learning disability, who are autistic, who have social and emotional difficulties that impact on learning, who have a health condition that means they miss periods of schooling or have reduced capacity for school. Most of these young people will be included in mainstream schools, where they are able to learn alongside their peers with support from school staff as necessary.
For further information and advice, please read the article, 'Seven ways to support your child with SEND at school'.
If you have any concerns for your child, please speak to your child's class teacher in the first instance. If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact a member of the senior leadership team through the school office.
SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)
SENDIASS provides free, impartial and confidential advice and support to parents and carers of young people aged 0-25 with special education needs or disabilities as well as young people themselves. They can advise on all matters relating to SEND, including education, health and social care issues.
What they can help with:
SEND education, health and social care issues, including:
- Send processes and Send support
- Educational disputes and exclusions.
- One Page Profiles.
- Requests for assessments and matters relating to Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).
- Annual reviews of your child’s EHCP.
- Disability discrimination.
- Support in court proceedings, relating to the above.
Getting in touch:
SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS Leicestershire)
Telephone: 0116 305 5614
Duty line opening times Monday-Friday 9am-3pm - answerphone service in operation outside of these hours