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Special Education Needs Report

Below is a glossary of the most common SEN terms.

ADDAttention Deficit DisorderLACLooked After Child
ADHDAttention Deficit & Hyperactivity DisorderLEALocal Education Authority
ASDAutistic Spectrum DisorderLMLearning Mentor
CAFCommon Assessment FrameworkMLDModerate Learning Difficulty
CAMHSChild & Adolescent Mental Health ServiceMSIMulti-sensory impairment
COPCode of PracticeOTOccupational Therapist
CPChild ProtectionPDPhysical disability
DCDDevelopmental Co-ordination DisorderPMLDProfound and multiple learning difficulties
EALEnglish as an Additional LanguageSENSpecial Educational Needs
EPEducational PsychologistSENDSpecial Educational Needs & Disability
FSMFree School MealsSENCoSpecial Educational Needs Co-ordinator
FLOFamily Liaison OfficerSLCNSpeech, Language, Communication Needs
HIHearing ImpairmentSLDSevere learning difficulties
IEPIndividual Education PlanSpLDSpecific Learning Difficulty
VIVisual Impairment

What is the SEND Local Offer?

Local authorities, schools and other services will set out a local offer of all services available to support children who are disabled or who have Special Educational Needs and their families. The local offer will enable families to understand what services they can access and what support they can expect from a range of local agencies, including from the local authority, health services, schools, leisure services and the voluntary sector. The offer will include provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care.

What will it do?

  • The Local Offer will provide parents/carers with information about how to access services in their area, and what they can expect from those services. With regard to Education, it will let parents/ carers and young people know how school and colleges will support them, and what they can expect across the local settings. During the last year, the Local Offer Steering Group has developed questions for schools, and trailed them with a small number of settings.
  • There are 18 questions, devised in consultation with parents/carers and other agencies, which reflect their concerns and interests. These will be answered by agencies, schools and colleges to provide information to parents and carers to enable them to make decisions about how to best support their child’s needs.

Click here to view The Multi Academy SEND local offer

Link to the Stoke-on-Trent Local Offer

Link to the Staffordshire Local Offer

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