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Significant Educational Needs (Integrated Resources)

Integrated Resources are set up in mainstream schools. They:

  • Cater for pupils with certain types of very significant Special Educational Needs (SEN) which cannot be easily met at their local school
  • Have extra staff with specialist knowledge
  • Have specialist equipment

If your child attends an Integrated Resource (IR) they will:

  • have an Education and Health Care (EHC) Plan which names the setting with the IR
  • attend a mainstream school, but it may not be a local one
  • be among other children in the school with similar Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • be able to take part in some of the school activities with the other children according to their individual needs

Your child may also be able to access the following services if they attend an IR:

  • travel to school by bus or taxi, paid for by the local authority
  • speech therapy, physiotherapy or nursing help provided in school if this is agreed by the Health Authority

Integrated Resources in schools

Schools where the teachers have specialised knowledge to help pupils with Special Educational Needs. Each IR aims to support pupils with specific needs:

Communication difficulties

Hearing impaired

Language, Communication, Interaction and Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Learning Difficulties and Complex Needs

Physical Difficulties

Visual Impairment

Last Updated: 06/05/2020
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