The Service takes responsibility for approximately 3600 Statements of Special Educational Needs. It provides advice, information and support to schools and parents. A range of Support Services, including Specific Learning Difficulties in Literacy, Sensory Impairment, Downs Syndrome, Early Years, Learning Support and Autism Advisory Intervention teams provide support to around 20% of children who require some additional support as well as to children with Statements of Special Educational Needs. Special Education provides such services for children from pre-school age until leaving school.
For more information on the identification and assessment of children with special educational needs click here www.education-support.org.uk.
To provide a range of high quality special education services in partnership with children and young people, their parents, schools and other agencies, throughout the Southern Education and Library Board.
To promote best practice in the identification and assessment of special educational needs and in the provision available to meet these needs to ensure that all children have the best possible access to
inclusive education and the opportunity to reach their full potential.