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SEND

 

Special Education Needs and Disability - SEND

Local Offer

Please see the Local Offer for really useful information, advice, video's and contact details. 

https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/send-local-offer

All North Yorkshire maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND.) They are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, whatever their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. The Local Authority has published its Local Offer for parents/carers of children who have Special Educational Needs or a disability (SEND) and all those who support children with additional needs. 

 

External links

The government’s SEND Code of Practice and a related guide for parents have more information about the topics outlined in this leaflet:

The world of Special Educational Needs is full of jargon! Please find below our attempt to explain some of the acronyms you may come across. Acronym/ Abbreviation Meaning

  • SEND Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • SENCO Special Educational Needs Coordinator
  • NYCC North Yorkshire County Council
  • TA Teaching Assistant
  • EMS Enhanced Mainstream School Based across the county to support schools in a variety of ways
  • EP Educational Psychologist
  • CAN-Do Comprehensive Assessment of Needs document – resource allocation system to be completed as part of an assessment request
  • SpLD Specific Learning Difficulties C+I Communication and Interaction
  • SEMH Social and Emotional Mental Health (formerly Emotional and Behaviour) SENDIASS Special
  • Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Services (formerly Parent Partnership Services) EHCP Education Health and Care Plan (being transferred from Statement of Special Educational Needs)
  • EHCAR Education Health and Care Plan Assessment Request
  • DCD Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • FASD Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • POSCH Parents of Special Children – a charity/support group for parents and carers of children with SEN (poschcharity@outlook.com)
  • NYPACT The parent and carer forum for North Yorkshire http://nypact.org.uk/
  • ELSA Emotional Literacy Support Assistant SSA Specialist Services Autism (formerly ASCOSS)
  • IES Inclusive Education Service
  • SPA Single Point of Access (means of requesting additional support for children)
  • SALT Speech and Language Therapy
  • OT Occupational Therapist
  • CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • CDC Child Development Centre (based on Brompton Road, Northallerton)