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All children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they:

  • Achieve their best
  • Become confident individuals living fulfilling lives.
  • Make a successful transition into adulthood.

High quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised will meet the needs of the majority of children and young people.

Some children and young people need educational provision which is additional to or different from this because they have special educational needs (SEN). This is known as special educational provision.

For further information about Stockton's Enhanced Mainstream Schools  click here

Children and young people with SEN have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children and young people of the same age. They may need extra or different help.

Most children and young people with special educational needs will have their needs met in local mainstream early years settings, schools or colleges. These children and young people will be supported through the graduated approach known as SEN  support. For further information on this please see link below.

Children and young people with more complex needs may need more detailed assessment and may need an Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan. The EHC Plan will replace Statements of Special Educational Need and Learning Difficulty Assessments. 

For useful information and guidance notes, please click here

If you are a local SENCO please click here for documentation 

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