In this section of our Local Offer you will find information about the educational provision available in Brent for school-age children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
You can read about:
- Special schools in Brent
- Additionally resourced provision in mainstream schools for pupils with SEND
- The admissions process for children with SEND
- Independent special schools and post-16 colleges
- Further education and training providers
- Adult learning
- Project SEARCH - supported internship programme
- Local careers advice
Supporting children with SEND
If you think your child may have SEND, you should talk to their early years setting, school or college. Confidential help and advice is available from Brent SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS).
Some children and young people who have been identified as having more complex educational needs will receive support at their setting through an education, health and care (EHC) plan. Other children who do not require an EHC plan, but have special educational needs, may receive SEN support in school, as well as other specialist services from outside their setting.
In Brent, our outreach teams work with early years settings and mainstream schools to help them provide high-quality provision and support for families of children and young people with SEND. They are:
- Early Years Inclusion Support TEAM (EYIST)
- Brent Sensory Support Service
- Brent Outreach Autism Team (BOAT)
- Inclusion Support Team
Brent’s Educational Psychology Service also works with nurseries, schools and colleges to support the inclusion and wellbeing of children and young people with SEND.
What must schools do?
Schools and colleges are legally required to make arrangements to support children and young people with SEND and receive fundingto do this. The SEND Code of Practice says they must also publish a SEND Information Report detailing the services and support they provide. Brent has produced guidance for schools regarding the SEND minimum standards that should be met.
School places for SEND
Local authorities must ensure there are sufficient good school places for all pupils, including those with SEND. Brent is receiving £1.89 million to create additional places and has produced a plan detailing how it will invest in this allocation. Read more about our proposals to create additional school places and let us know your views.
Things to read
- Student guide to awarding: summer 2021
- Guidance for centres: awarding of vocational, technical and other general qualifications in summer 2021
- Interactive GCSE, AS and A level data visualisation tool
- SEND jargon buster
- Brent's special provision funding for pupils with SEND
- Read more about the Local Offer