Special Education Needs Report
Below is a glossary of the most common SEN terms.
|ADD||Attention Deficit Disorder||LAC||Looked After Child|
|ADHD||Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder||LEA||Local Education Authority|
|ASD||Autistic Spectrum Disorder||LM||Learning Mentor|
|CAF||Common Assessment Framework||MLD||Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|CAMHS||Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service||MSI||Multi-sensory impairment|
|COP||Code of Practice||OT||Occupational Therapist|
|CP||Child Protection||PD||Physical disability|
|DCD||Developmental Co-ordination Disorder||PMLD||Profound and multiple learning difficulties|
|EAL||English as an Additional Language||SEN||Special Educational Needs|
|EP||Educational Psychologist||SEND||Special Educational Needs & Disability|
|FSM||Free School Meals||SENCo||Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator|
|FLO||Family Liaison Officer||SLCN||Speech, Language, Communication Needs|
|HI||Hearing Impairment||SLD||Severe learning difficulties|
|IEP||Individual Education Plan||SpLD||Specific Learning Difficulty|
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.