Education for 5-10 years
Information about the education options for children aged 5-10 with special educational needs.
Looking for a specialist support service?
Please see our directories for more information on:
- Specialist Support Service - Vision Impairment; Hearing Impairment; Autism Outreach, and Autism and Sensory Support in Staffordshire (ASSIST).
- Support for physical/medical needs, which includes occuptional therapy, physiotherapy and nursing.
- Communication and social interaction, which includes support for autism and speech and language.
- Learning support, for learning difficulties, dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.
- Support for social emotional and mental health
- Support for families and settings, e.g. early support, minority ethnic achievement service, inclusion team, Ministry of Defence Children's Education Advisory Service, etc.
Youth Offending support.
Use the filters within the directories to search by age, district, areas served, and provider type, such as a commissioned or private service.
Please note: Staffordshire Connects is a free and impartial service. Information contained in the SEND Local Offer does not represent a recommendation or endorsement of a service or provider. For more information please see our disclaimer. Providers are responsibile for updating their own information. Please let us know if you would like to suggest a listing and we will contact the provider for you.
I'm looking for a school, what are my options?
Our schools and specialist provision directory below holds information about your nearest and catchment schools, independent schools, pupil referral units, special schools, independent special schools and support for home educating.
You will also find information on finding a school, accessible schools, school admissions, education for children with health needs who cannot attend school, supporting pupils with medical conditions and our virtual school for looked after children.
What special educational needs (SEN) support can be put in place?
See our information page on special educational needs (SEN) support in schools for more information on:
- Adapting the curriculum and/or environment in schools
- What support can be provided in mainstream schools
- What you can do if you disagree with the support provided
The SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years provides statutory guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged from 0-25 years.
Gov.uk also provide the following guides:
Do I need an education health and care plan to access support?
Most children with special educational needs and disabilities will have their needs met within local mainstream schools.
Education health and care needs assessments
Some children may need more help than would normally be provided in a setting. The education health and care needs assessment will look in detail at the child or young person's needs and the support that they require.
Education health and care plans
Education health and care plans are for children whose special educational needs require more help than would normally be provided in a school.
See more information about education health and care needs assessment and plans including:
- How to request a needs assessment
- Personal budgets
- Annual reviews
- Mediation and SEND tribunals