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.

Madeline's tips

• 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).

How to decide on the right school for a child with SEND
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities collection
More Starting Primary School videos and articles