ISEND Assessment and Planning


Schools, colleges and education settings can find information and resources, including links to DfE guidance to support provision during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Access  key information and resources to support East Sussex schools during the pandemic,  including  SEND-specific information and links to the latest DfE guidance.

4. Resources

A small number of children need more or different support to what is available through Quality First teaching. They may have special educational needs (SEN). Schools should identify children with SEN early on and provide SEN support so that they make good progress. The SEND Prospectus explains SEN support in East Sussex nurseries, schools and colleges.

The East Sussex SEN Matrix (Adobe PDF, 1115k) is an East Sussex framework drawn up by the Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (ISEND) Service in collaboration with staff working in educational settings across the county, Children’s Integrated Therapy and equipment Services (CITES) and parents and carers.  It is designed to:

  • Provide a shared understanding for schools, the Local Authority, parents/carers, and services such as Health and Social Care, about how to identify the Special Educational Needs of children and young people
  • Provide guidance on provision and resources recommended to meet these needs, and to facilitate educational progression
  • Support development of knowledge and understanding about SEN
  • Contribute to the development of good SEN and inclusive practice (‘build capacity’)
  • Provide a framework from which the Local Authority and its moderation partners will make consistent decisions about funding levels for children to facilitate their educational progression.

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