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Children with Special Educational Needs
Most children with special educational needs will attend an appropriate mainstream school where
the governing body will be responsible for ensuring their needs are met. A small number of
children who have special educational needs which cannot be met from within the resources
normally available to children of a similar age will be assessed by the authority in accordance with
the procedure laid down in the Children and Families Act 2014 and in accordance with the Code
of Practice 2014. Assessments are carried out after consultation with parents or guardians who are given full details of the results of assessments.
For children where an Education Health and Care needs assessment has been carried out and an
Education Health and Care Plan is issued, dependent on the outcome of the assessment, these
children can have their needs provided for in either mainstream schools, designated provisions
attached to mainstream schools, or special schools. Any appeal with regard to the school named
in the statement would be to the special educational needs and disability tribunal (SEND).
A leaflet entitled ‘Special Needs Provision in Warrington’ is available from the SENDIAS (Special
Educational Needs, Disability Information Advisory Service) on 01925 442978.

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