Special educational needs: What will the Council do to help?
South Tyneside Council has a duty by law to support your child if s/he has been identified with a special educational need and or/disability.
The Council will:
identify and assess needs of pupils with special educational needs/disability and provide suitable support for your child
provide high quality support and services to schools
improve access to the curriculum, premises and written information for pupils
develop coordinated multi-agency provision
plan with schools and other relevant partners to develop systems for monitoring and accountability for special educational needs and disability
continue to review arrangements for special educational needs and disability support
provide independent and impartial advice for parent and carers
Every child with a special educational need/ disability should have their needs met as far as possible within a mainstream setting, with access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Within South Tyneside, there are a variety of education services and support to make this possible for your child.