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Provision Guidance Toolkit

Page last updated: 03/10/2023

​​Please note. The Provision Guidance Toolkit will be withdrawn at the end of the academic year 2023/4. The advice and guidance has been updated and moved into the Ordinarily Available​. Schools should refer to the Ordinarily Available for the latest advice. 


The Purpose of the Guidance

The purpose of the guidance is to support school staff and schools in responding to pupils' needs. It provides clarity and consistency when deciding the level and type of support a child needs.

What it Includes

It covers the main categories of need identified within Essex. Each area comes under one of the umbrella categories in the SEND Code of Practice.

  • learning difficulties and disabilities

  • social, emotional and mental health

  • autism and social communication difficulties

  • speech, language and communication needs

  • physical and neurological impairment

  • sensory (hearing, visual and multi-sensory impairments)

  • early years provision

Provision Guidance Toolkit

Early Years Provision Guidance Toolkit