Starting primary school with SEND
This article was first published in October 2019
Madeline's daughter, Eleanor, has Down's Syndrome, a type of Special Educational Need (SEN). Here Madeline explains her daughter's start in primary school and gives her tips to other parents of children who are starting school with SEND.
• Do some research to find out which school might be most suited to your child.
• If you have any concerns, speak to the teachers at school or health care professionals.
• A Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo) at your child’s school can help guide you through the process of applying for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).