Education helps children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities to thrive.
Nearly all children with SEND go to a 'mainstream' early years setting or school. Many children and young people may need some extra help or support at some time. Very few children will have special educational needs (SEN) that are long-term or a disability or medical condition that significantly affects their learning. It is important to identify children who do have SEND as early as possible. This is known as early intervention and makes sure they get the help they need.
In schools and colleges, there is an expectation that all children, including those with special educational needs, receive a universal offer of high quality teaching which meets the need of all groups of children. More information on this can be found on our support in education page.
Rutland has produced Toolkit guidance for settings on identifying and supporting children and young people with special educational needs.