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Introducing SEN, SENCO & Education Health Care Plans

The Special Educational Needs (SEN) service, works with children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs that makes it harder for them to learn, than most children of the same age. These children need extra help and support in education to enable them to maximize their learning potential. 

SENCO: (Special Educational Needs Coordinator). If a parent or school feels that a child is not learning and progressing at the same rate as their peers, the Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) with support from the Headteacher and colleagues will liaise with parents and seek to develop more effective ways of overcoming these barriers to learning.

EHC Plan:  From September 2014, changes to the law will bring changes to the way children and young people receive support in nursery, school and colleges focusing on personal goals and increased family involvement in deciding provision.  The statement of Special Educational Needs and Learning Difficulty Assessments will be replaced with a single education, health and care plan (EHC) for children and young people with complex needs.  The EHC plan places more emphasis on personal goals and will describe the support your child will receive while they are in education or training. 

SEN Support: For children with less complex needs but who still require help, we are introducing a new system called special educational needs (SEN) support - which replaces school and action and school action plus – and focuses on what your child’s personal goals and achievements are in school or college.  Click here for more information on SEN Support. 

Education Psychology Service.  Stockport's Educational Psychology service delivers a high quality service to children and young people in partnership with parents, carers, and professionals. The service applies current psychological theory and practice to enhance the learning, development and wellbeing of all children and young people.  Click here for more information 

Additional Information: Click here for more information on when and how to ask for an EHC needs assessment for a child or young person.