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The graduated response toolkit for schools is now live

Graduated Response Toolkit

The graduated response toolkit has been developed to:

  • provide guidance to schools regarding meeting the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities at the graduated response level of the SEND Code of Practice
  • provide guidance to the local authority to aid decision making for Education Health and Care Needs Assessment requests.

It looks at the 4 broad areas of need, as outlined in the SEND Code of Practice:

  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social Emotional and Mental Health
  • Communication and Interaction (divided into Speech and Language and Social Communication)
  • Physical and Sensory (divided into Physical and Medical; Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment)

The toolkit provides guidance on:

  • whole school responsibilities
  • quality first teaching
  • special educational needs and disability support in school, and
  • using specialist support services.  

More information on the graduated response can be found here.

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