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The Special Educational Needs (SEN) banding thresholds:

  • describe good practice and entitlement across all areas of need. They aim to ensure clarity, consistency and transparency for schools, parents, practitioners, the Education, Health and Care Plan Panel, and the equitable use of finite resources
  • are centred on a child's or young person's needs from the perspective of the social model of disability. This promotes the understanding that it is the responsibility of all practitioners working with the child to be proactive in tailoring the provision to meet the individual needs of that child or young person
  • form an essential part of the York Local Offer which describes what the local authority expect to be available locally for children, young people and young adults, aged 0 to 25 years, with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or a disability
  • describe the level of need and the support the child or young person should be offered by educational staff in planning, delivering and monitoring strategies and interventions as part of their entitlement
  • describe both quality first teaching and more specific targeted and specialist support that should be available to children and young people with SEN

The following documents are available to download:

See our directory of York schools.

Also see

Special Educational Needs Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 554336