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Queensmead Primary Academy

What is the SEN Register?

The SEN Register is the record we keep of all the children who may need additional support in their learning because they experience some sort of difficulty with learning.  Some children are on the SEN Register for only a short time, some will need support for a few years and others will remain on it throughout their time at school.

With some children their area of difficulty is clear.  With other children the actual difficulty is less clear and may need more investigation, but because they are not making good progress, additional support needs to be put in place.

Children can be placed on the SEN Register because they have difficulties in any of these areas:

  • Communication and Interaction Difficulties  (includes Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
  • Learning and Cognition Difficulties (includes dyslexia)
  • Social, Emotional or Mental Health Difficulties (includes behavioural difficulties)
  • Sensory or Physical Difficulties  (includes Hearing or Visual Impairment).

There are two different stages of need on the SEN Register. They are called:

SEN Support

Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) -this has replaced the old 'Statements'.

In addition to this Leicester City Education Department has another category that sits between SEN Support and EHCP called:

School Contract

Click on the link below for an explanation of these different stages on the SEN Register, what support children get at different stages, how progress is monitored and how parents are kept informed.