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Special educational needs (SEN) policies

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Last updated on 13 September 2017
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Academies Free schools Sixth-form colleges Pupil referral units Non-maintained special schools What does this mean?
Policy article
Are there examples of SEN policies? This article sets out the difference between SEN policies and SEN information reports, and features a model policy and downloadable checklist setting out what a SEN policy should include. We also look at different approaches schools have taken to publishing their SEN policies.

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  1. 1 Model policy and information report from The Key
  2. 2 Schools must have an SEN policy
  3. 3 Model policy from a local authority
  4. 4 Policies from primary schools
  5. 5 Policies from secondary schools
  6. 6 Policies from special schools
  7. 7 Policies from multi-academy trusts

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