Education & learning

Some children and young people need more support than others to achieve their full learning potential.

This advice is for families in England.

Read information for families in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales.

In this section:

The SEND review

Introduction to special educational needs (SEN)

Support in the early years

Extra support in school

EHC plans & assessments

EHC plans

EHC needs assessments

Getting an EHC draft plan

Annual reviews

Change in circumstances

Tribunal appeals

Education beyond 16

School & college complaints

Transport to school and college

Transport in England

Transport in Northern Ireland

Transport in Scotland

Transport in Wales

Admissions and school choice

Applying for a school place

Finding the right school

Attendance, absence & medical needs

Absence from school

Help with medical needs

Home education


Disability discrimination in school

Exam access arrangements


Keeping a record of bullying incidents

Ways that schools can deal with bullying

Meeting with the school

Helping your child respond to bullying

What to do if the bullying carries on

Our learning resources collection

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