SEN information and resources

The SEND service, like many services across the UK is currently experiencing higher than normal staff sickness. This is having an impact on our service delivery. We are reviewing systems to mitigate this issue. We recognise the importance of timely communication. However, we respectfully thank parents and carers for their patience and support at this time.

Within this section you can find SEN support information for schools.

Accessibility plan toolkit

Find out about school accessibility plans and the Cornwall accessibility strategy.

Admissions for an Area Resource Base (ARB) or special school place

Admissions for an Area Resource Base (ARB) or special school place is different. We do it via an education, health and care (EHC) statutory assessment. Or through information from an annual review meeting. Find out more about special school and ARB admissions.

Assess, Plan, Do, Review Cycle

Find out what an Assess, Plan, Do, Review cycle is and how an individual's progress can be evidenced through the cycle.

Education, Health and Care needs assessments

Find out about Education, Health and Care needs assessments and plans.

Meeting the needs of pupils with medical needs

Find guidance for your school or setting. You can also find out about:

  • supporting pupils with medical conditions policy
  • individual healthcare plans

Different types of settings for children with SEN

Find out about child development centres, area resource bases and alternative education.

SEN category codes for the school census

Find out about coding your school census and why it's important.

SEN information report

Find out what must be included in your SEN information report and how to add it to the local offer.

SEN funding for mainstream schools

We prepared a reference guide to funding for special educational needs.  This should be a helpful resource for headteachers, SENCOs, governors and school finance staff. Please contact us with any questions or comments. This will inform the further development of this document. 

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