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Compass Primary School

What is the SEND Register?

The SEND Register is the record we keep of all the pupils who may need additional support in their learning because they experience some sort of difficulty with learning.  Some pupils are on the SEND Register for only a short time, some will need support for a few years and others will remain on it throughout their time at school.

With some pupils their area of difficulty is clear.  With other pupils, the actual difficulty is less clear and may need more investigation but, because they are not making good progress, additional support needs to be put in place.

Pupils can be placed on the SEN Register because they have difficulties in any of these areas:

  • Communication and Interaction Difficulties  (includes Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
  • Learning and Cognition Difficulties (includes dyslexia)
  • Social, Emotional or Mental Health Difficulties (includes behavioural difficulties)
  • Sensory or Physical Difficulties  (includes Hearing or Visual Impairment).

For more information about these, then please click here. 

There are two different stages of need on the SEN Register. They are called:

  • SEN Support
  • Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

Click on the page below for an explanation of these different stages on the SEND Register, what support pupils get at different stages, how progress is monitored and how parents/carers are kept informed.