The Graduated Response

A Graduated Response to Special Educational Needs

When a pupil is identified as having Special Educational Needs schools must put in effective provision in place and ensure that all barriers to learning are removed. Most pupils with SEN in mainstream schools are provided for at SEN Support which is the support that schools provide for pupils who have identified SEN but do not meet the criteria for an Education, Health and Care assessment.

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The Local Authority is required by law to set out what it expects educational settings to offer pupils with SEN at SEN Support.

Supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs: the Graduated Response in Mainstream Schools sets out the minimum standards for pupils with SEN across Cornwall. The aim of the document is to inform inclusive, enabling and consistent practice across Cornwall’s schools.

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