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Partnership Staff, Schools - SEND and Needs Identification

Information about Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND): 

1. SEND Criteria (left page)

2. Needs Identification Tools (right page)

3. Services provided by Leicestershire CC's Special Educational Needs Assessment Service (SENA) (below)

4. What does good SEND practice in schools look like? Click here to see our Powerpoint and Checklist

Leicestershire SEND

Links to the documents, application forms, access to services for supporting children and young people with SEN

SEND Handbook

Sets out everything that schools need to know about Leicestershire's advice, support, systems and processes

LA web page

with advice and documentation - step by step

The Four areas of SEND

Guidance documents from Leicestershire that set out the criteria that underpin the identification of additional needs and assist in matching the right level of support to that need:

  • Communication and Interaction including Autism Spectrum Disorder &  Speech, language and Communication needs

  • Physical, sensory and medical

  • Cognition and Learning

  • Social, emotional and mental health

Needs Identification Tools


Follow the link to web sites that provide information about:

Goodman's SDQ (Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire)

Follow the link for a useful summary of SDQ

McSherry Doyle Readiness for ReIntegration Scale - part of SEIPS Referral and Commssioning Process. 

Advice on how to use McSherry Doyle in School to aid planning

Follow the link to the Nurture Group Web Site with information about Boxall profiling.

For Dyslexia see the list of providers of individual assessments for learners who you may feel have as yet unidentified dyslexia or dyscalculia issues.

Leicestershire's SEMH School- Foxfields has a tool for developing an SEMH profile for students 

The SEMH Blog has a number of tools and much advice on working with semh students

Who's who in the SENA service

Information due for update

Checking on Funding from SENA

Step by step guide to accessing the SENA spreadsheets which detail additional pupil based funding for schools and partnerships

EHCPs that secure full funding for Programme Managed Students

Partnerships have a number of students who have complex programmes that are funded by SENA.  Here are the details of these arrangements.  See also Co-ordinators Questions - No 14.

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