What support is there for your child in school?

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Tuesday 18 January 2022

Tags: education, extra support in school, sen support, special education needs

This story is about extra support in school for parents in England only. Read our education advice for parents in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

We’re a few weeks into the new school term, and we hope your children are settling back in and adjusting to the Covid-19 restrictions now in place.

Remember: if you think your child might need extra support in school, we’re here to help!

The law says that mainstream schools must do everything they can to support children with special educational needs (SEN). Schools provide this extra help through a system called SEN support.

Visit our webpage on extra support in school. There, we explain what support looks like, including examples; how schools record and review the support they’re providing; and what you can do if you think your child needs more help than they’re getting.

And for any other query you have, visit our education & learning section or try our FAQs tool, where you’ll find answers to some of the most popular education questions we hear on our helpline.