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School SEND Information

The SEND Code of Practice (2015) (opens new window) and Children and Families Act 2014 - Special educational provision: functions of governing bodies and others - Section 69 (opens new window) sets out a requirement for maintained schools, academies and maintained nursery schools to publish their SEND provision in a SEN information Report which should be:

  • published on school's own website
  • linked to the Wiltshire Local Offer. The provider's own website should display a link to the Wiltshire Local Offer website (

The SEN information report will be individual to the setting but must be clear for parent/carers to understand. Parents will be able to use this information to find out more about how their child's needs will be met within school and how they can access additional support if needed.

Schools will also publish a SEND Policy which will include technical detail and information about a school's vision and values for SEND provision. The SEN Information Report will explore how these vision and values translate into everyday practice with clear and helpful language.

School information Families in Wiltshire have asked for

These questions are useful for schools to consider when writing their SEN information report, there is professional guidance for SENCOs and schools on what has to be included under the government policy which can be found by visiting Reviewing your SEN information report - Right Choice (opens new window).

What specialist services and expertise are available or accessed by the setting? 

What training have the staff supporting children with SEND had or are having? 

How does the setting know if my child might need extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have SEN? 

How will the setting prepare and support my child to join the setting and transfer to a new setting? 

What type of SEND does your setting provide support for? 

How will I know how well my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child's learning and development? 

What cultural backgrounds does the setting offer support to and how? 

What type of and how many complaints did you receive last year and how were they resolved? 

What support will there be for my child's overall wellbeing? 

How many children are in each year group and what percentage of the setting has SEN needs? 

Communication - how will the school let parents / carers know about things? 

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's needs? 

How flexible is the setting with regards to the average day? 

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive? 

How will the setting support my child? 

How and who do schools alert if my child is not getting the support they need? 

What support is there for parents/carers? 

How are the settings resources allocated and matched to children's SEN? 

Who can I contact for further information and how? 

How will my child be included in activities outside of the setting including trips? 

How accessible is the setting environment? 

Can my child's special dietary requirements be accommodated and how?

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