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.