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Special Educational Needs (SEN) at Eling


At Eling we believe that all children should make good or better progress.  We believe that all Teachers have responsibility for all children with SEN (Special Educational Needs).

Children are described as having Special Educational Needs if they have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or if they have a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in school.

Special Educational Needs provision is provision that is additional to or different from that made generally for all other children.


If your child  has special educational needs and you wish to discuss them further please do not hesitate to contact the school and speak to Lucy Biggs (SENCo) or Trina Sillence (Headteacher).


Working together with other local schools 

As a group of local schools we work together half termly to support each other and problem solve.  We have decided to work together to create an information sheet to support parents, of children with additional needs, in their understanding of SEND in school and the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) process. We are finding more parents are requesting an EHCP in the local area for their child and therefore it is important that parents understand the process schools have to adhere to.

SEN websites


Hampshire Local Offer

A hub of local information about what is availible for children and young people with SEND in the area.



The website is run by the National Autistic Society who say we are ‘the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with Autism.’(The National Autistic Society, 2012, website)


It has many sections and lots of interactive tools. Some of the things it offers are:
  • Information about Autism.
  • Advice on living with Autism.
  • Lists of services they provide and links to outside services.
  • Guidance on working with people with Autism.
  • Options to join the Society and also donate towards their work.
  • Updates on news and events.
  • A community where you can speak to people and find out about their stories.


Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)

Talking Point offers advice on speech language and communication. This inlcudes:

  • information
  • interactive check of the progress of your child’s Speech and language, 
  • interactive support service
  • reassuring and helpful advice.
  • free downloadable activities 
  • real-life stories
  • organisation that can help
  • DVDs and books
  • Advice on finding the right school



SENDIASS offer impartial Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support. This used to be called Support 4 SEND and Parent Voice.



For the 'Sign Of The Week' please see link below.

Visiting and choosing School - What could you ask?

SEN Information Report

From September 2014 we are required to publish an SEN Information Report.  This contains answers to the following questions.

  1. How does the school know if children need extra help and what should I do if I think my child has special educational needs?
  2. How will I raise concerns if I need to?
  3. How will school support my child? Who will oversee, plan, work with my child and how often?
  4. Who will explain this to me?
  5. How are the governors involved and what are their responsibilities?
  6. How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?
  7. What are the school’s approaches to differentiation and how will that help my child?
  8. How will I know how my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child’s learning?
  9. What opportunities will there be for me to discuss my child’s progress how does the school know how well my child is doing?
  10. What support will there be for my child’s overall wellbeing?
  11. What is the pastoral, medical and social support available in the school?
  12. How does the school manage the administration of medicines?
  13. What support is there for behaviour, avoiding exclusion and increasing attendance how will my child be able to contribute their views?
  14. What specialist services and expertise are available at, or accessed by the school?
  15. What training have the staff supporting children with SEND had or are currently having?
  16. How will my child be included in activities outside the classroom including school trips?
  17. How accessible is the school environment?
  18. How will the school prepare and support my child when joining the school and transferring to a new school?
  19. How the school’s resources are allocated and matched to children’s SEN needs?
  20. How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive?
  21. How do we know if it has had an impact?
  22. Who can I contact for further information?
  23. Who should I contact if I am considering whether my child should join the school?


To read these reports, please see our SEN reports page, linked below.