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Southend Borough Council is committed to giving all children and young people high quality education that enables them to make progress and achieve well. For children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or a disability, additional or specialist support may be needed to enable this. 

It is important that the extra help your child gets should be right for his or her special educational needs or disability. Every school is required to identify and address the needs of the pupils that they support. Your school will have an SEND School Offer on their website, based on the guidelines in the SEND Code of Practice. See the related services box on the right hand side of the page for each school’s SEND School Offer.

If you think your child has a learning difficulty, you should first talk to his or her class or form teacher. Please click here for more details of how schools can support your child. 

Schools visits

When looking for a new school it can be difficult to decide on which ones are best placed to meet your child’s needs.  Southend Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) have developed 2 help sheets which may be useful for you when visiting schools. The first one is further information about school visits and the second one has possible questions to ask when visiting schools.   Please see useful documents. 

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