Special education needs and disabilities
All schools and educational settings provide support to help every child reach their full potential.
Identifying a special educational need
- Your child's teacher will talk to you if your child is finding it hard to make progress at school.
- If you know of any reasons that might have affected your child's learning, including any health issues, family problems or recent changes, you can discuss these with the class teacher.
- If any needs are identified, the school can decide what support is needed and review the process.
Assessing a special educational need
- The school will talk with you about how they will assess any special educational needs your child may have and involve you in the process.
- The school might also need to get expert advice from a specialist, such as a speech therapist, advisory teacher or educational psychologist.
- You will be involved in all decisions involving your child's progress.
Complex needs and disabilities
- The school and any other professionals involved will talk to you if a complex need or disability is identified.
- A statutory assessment may then be requested.
For information on special educational needs and disabilities services in Hertfordshire visit the Local Offer.
For more information please contact The Special Educational Needs and Disability, Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS):
01992 555 847