SEND - Special Educational Needs and Disability
SEN - Special Educational Needs
SENCo - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, the person in school responsible for managing SEND
Outside Agencies - Any professional from an agency or service who provides advice to the school and family
Transitions - A change or transfer from one school or class to another
Provision - Any extra help, support or equipment that a child receives
Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP) - From September 2014, these replaced what were known as Statements (Statement of special educational needs) - An EHCP is a document provided by the Local Authority which outlines a child's special educational needs and the support that they need.
Individual health care plan - This is a document which describes any significant medical conditions that a child may have which requires special medication or adjustments. The plan outlines the child's needs and what needs to be put in place to support them. It is then shared with all those staff supporting the child.