Support In School

Below we’ve broken down all of the resources detailing the support that is available for children and young people throughout school, but if you have any additional questions please get in touch. We aim to respond to all enquiries within 72 hours.

Support for Children with Special Educational Needs at School

The Children and Families Act and SEND Code of Practice place legal duties on schools to use their best endeavours to make sure that a child with SEN gets the support they need – this means doing everything they can to meet children and young people’s SEN. See more about this duty, an explanation on school funding and information about getting help in exams below.

Choosing a School or College

There’s a lot to think about when choosing a new school. Here you can read suggestions of things to look for and questions you might want to ask.

Home to School Transport

In some cases the local authority is responsible to make free home to school travel arrangements. It is not dependent on having an EHC plan. Read about eligibility below.

Exclusions from School

Unfortunately, children with special educational needs are excluded from school much more often than children without special educational needs. Read more about steps school must take and what you can do below.

School Meetings

Good communication with schools / colleges is very important. Here are some tips about ways to communicate, even if you are unhappy.

Emotionally Based School Avoidance

Information on what EBSA is, why it happens and what you can do.

Masking School Needs

Information on children and young people masking their needs in school.

What If I Don't Agree?

See this section for steps you can take if you are not happy with a school’s decisions about SEN.