The special educational needs (SEN) process

Step 2 - supporting your child in school

Once your child has been identified as having SEN, your school will give your child SEN support.

Schools provide SEN support provision in a number of ways, which are usually published on their website. Find school contact details.

SEN support can include:

  • Running extra sessions for your child either in groups or individually
  • Providing specialist equipment for your child to use
  • Having additional adults in your child's classroom
  • Moving your child to a class with fewer pupils

How will I stay informed about my child's progress?

Your child's school should meet with you at least 3 times a year to talk about your child and how they're getting on with their extra support.

If your child isn't making progress, the school may talk to you about the next step of assessing your child.