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Early Years, Schools and Education

Please use the links on the left to find specialist education settings. You can find any early years childcare provider or out of school club on the directory. Some childcare providers have their SEN information available to download within the directory listing, others will have a link to their website. The information they provide will tell you how they support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

All schools need to produce a SEN Information report which describes how they support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). To learn more about what an SEN Information Report is, and how to find it, follow the link to our dedicated page. SEN Information Report- information for parents and carers.

Graduated Approach

Guidance for parents and carers

The Educational Psychology Service are currently consulting with parents/carers to develop a version that supports their understanding of what to expect from a graduated approach to SEND in Salford schools. Please express an interest and get involved by leaving your contact details through our email address: 

Guidance for education professionals

The Local Authority’s SEND Children Graduated Approach documents can be found below.

SEND Children Graduated Approach – Early Years

SEND Children Graduated Approach- Post 16

These documents reflect and support local schools with SEND processes; from early identification of need, making adjustments, SEND Support interventions and beyond (which is what we call a ‘Graduated Approach’). Please let us know your experiences of using the SEND Children Graduated Approach document using this short survey: SEND Children Graduated Approach- Survey. We will use this feedback to review and make amendments on an annual basis.

Information for school aged children can be found on the Salford City Council website- Graduated Approach- School age, 5 to 16 years (Key Stages 1 to 4)