SEN

Download the Special Educational Needs Policy

Kent Local Offer – Kent’s Local offer is all about making it easier for people to find out about services available to 0-25 year-olds with special educational needs and disabilities.

You can find out about their:

  • arrangements for identifying and assessing children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
  • how to access services and how we make decisions
  • services to support young people prepare for adulthood and independence
  • arrangements for resolving disagreements, complaints, mediation and appealing to the SEN Tribunal
  • sources of support, advice and information

Did You Know?

  • There are over 21,000 Children and Young People in Kent who have SEN support at school.
  • There are over 6,000 C&YP who have a Statement or EHCP.
  • There are over 3,000 C&YP who attend special schools.
  • 70% of C&YP who have SEN come from single parent families.
  • In Kent, 9.6% of pupils have SEN support, compared with 12.6 
nationally
  • And 2.8% of pupils have a statement or EHCP, which is the same as 
the national figure.
  • There are approx. 4,200 pupils with SEN who get transport to school.
  • This costs the county approx. £23 million per year.

Data taken from Facts and Figures 2016, Education and Young People’s Services, KCC

Magic Room

The Magic Room is a little oasis where children are able to be given the space, peace and time to overcome the difficulties they may be having, so that they can move forward.

We offer a number of interventions including play therapy and counselling as well as literacy and numeracy support programmes.

Sometimes we use the Sensory Room in the Community Room to help us calm down.