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Most children will move through education without any difficulties, but some children and young people need educational provision that is different from, or additional to, that normally available to pupils of the same age. It is the responsibility of all professionals working with the child to be proactive in tailoring the provision to meet the child or young person’s individual needs.

In Warrington we aim to support children and young people to be educated in local mainstream settings wherever possible.

If you are worried about your child’s progress, talk to the class teacher, the head teacher or the special educational needs and disabilities coordinator (SENDCO). They will be able to talk to you about your concerns and discuss what you and they can do to help.

Most children and young people who use Warrington educational services should be able to get a range of support and services, where it is available and where it is seen as appropriate by the educational provider.

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Online resources 

  • Focus on SEND training is a free course aiming to help teachers and educational practitioners working across the 0 – 25 years age range to develop high quality practice in order to better meet the needs of their learners with SEND. 
  • The SEND Gateway, an online portal offering education professionals free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities.