SEND Prospectus

The ISEND service has commissioned a comprehensive resource for parents and carers to explain how special educational needs are identified and met in maintained settings. The resource also promotes the positive outcomes made by children and young people with SEND in maintained early years settings, schools and colleges.

Download a copy of the Prospectus here

Topics covered in the Local Prospectus for Special Educational Needs are:


Finding out your child has special educational needs

Assessing and identifying needs

SEND Code of Practice

Identification and a ‘graduated approach’ to SEN

First steps

Plan, do, and review

Education, Health and Care Plans

School Support

Early years

Key stage 1-4

Special Schools

Choosing schools and transition

Further education and entering the workplace

Where to go for help and advice

Common Myths


Jargon and Phrases

Tips to help with review meetings

Benefits of going to a local community school