Getting help if your child has SEN

Do you feel that your child may have special educational needs (SEN) and need extra help? If so, talk to their class teacher or principal. They'll arrange for your child to be assessed to find out what their needs are. This will help them to arrange the right support for your child, known as SEN support.

Often your child’s school will be able to meet their needs through special educational provision. This can involve extra support or learning in different ways.

The school will ask you for your views when they’re planning and reviewing your child’s needs. If you can’t come to an agreement with them about their needs you can contact us.

How you can help your child

Your involvement in your child’s education is vital. Talk to their teacher regularly and tell them about any concerns you have about their learning or support.

If it’s agreed that your child has SEN you can be involved in discussions about their needs. You can also be part of planning and reviewing their SEN support plan.

You can find more information in the Department for Education (DfE) guidance on special educational needs and disability.