Early years/school/college based additional needs plans

What is a school/college based additional needs plan?

Most children and young people with SEN will have their needs met through good quality, personalised planning and teaching in a mainstream educational setting - Early Years, School or College.

A few children or young people who are falling behind or making inadequate progress may need extra, targeted school based support additional to and different from what is normally available. A provision map is a good way to showing what is being done.

In East Sussex an early years/ school/college additional needs plan is used when, despite the appropriate targeted support, a child/young person continues to make little or no progress or to work at levels considerably below those of their peers. Many of these children are likely to be receiving support from other agencies. 

An additional needs plan can be as simple as the one page document at the end of the plan using 'Assess, Plan, Do, Review' or it may need to be the longer plan.  This plan is also being used for looked after children education Plans. 

The plan should be reviewed at least three times a year. 

Additional needs plan

Download a template to create an additional needs plan. 

Read our Assess, Plan, Do, Review guidance document for further information.