The Rutland Inclusion Service works with schools and colleges offering support and guidance to children, young people and their families. Depending on the child or young person's needs, there are a range of services available to support schools, including the Educational Psychology service.
A child’s special educational needs will vary from year to year and from subject to subject with such needs being addressed through curriculum differentiation and a range of teaching and management strategies.
The child or young person is at the centre of Inclusion work and therefore individualised responses are made, building on the individual strengths, progression and needs, to promote positive outcomes for each child or young person. Parents and carers will be able to share with the school the in-depth knowledge and understanding they have of their child.
The Inclusion Service supports children through discussions with parents and staff, observations of children in schools and settings and liaison with other professionals.
The Inclusion Service works with families and professionals to identify additional needs and reduce barriers to learning and contribute to the reduction of inequalities in children’s outcomes.
Where despite schools having taken relevant and purposeful action to identify, deliver and review the SEN support (known as a graduated approach) the child is not making expected progress, a request for an Education Health and Care needs assessment may be considered. Schools will be required to provide the evidence of actions already taken and reviewed over time..
An EHC needs assessment may result in an Education Health and Care plan. When it does not, the information gathered can be used to inform SEN support provided by the school.
Children with an EHC plan or statement
Some children with the most persistent and significant level of special educational needs may require a multi-disciplinary approach which may lead to a plan an EHC needs assessment (nationally approximately 2.8% of the total population have EHC plans).
Further information about Education, Health and Care Plans can be found here.