Schools and education support services will become involved to help with any additional needs of a child. SEN Support should be offered by the school if a child has additional needs. You can read more about this here.
They would assess if an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan should be applied for. These plans are for if help is needed for a child that isn't normally available in school. You can read more about EHC Plans here.
If a child has an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan
Annual reviews should take place at least once a year. This is to make sure the outcomes and provision in the plan are up to date.
Outcomes should be around the four preparation for adulthood areas:
1. employment, education and training
2. independent living
3. community inclusion, friends and relationships
If a child is moving from a Primary school to a Secondary school, it is important a review takes place before they move.
From at least Year 4, begin to think about secondary schools. School choices are asked for in the summer term between a child moving from Year 5 to Year 6. Secondary school places are confirmed by 15th February each year.