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Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Page last updated: 21/10/2019

​​The Special Educational Needs (SEN) services give advice, guidance and training to schools about the provision of quality support for all children.  

The SEN area provides information on the following services:

Additional information provided by the SEN services are listed below:

Essex Inclusion Statement

The Essex Inclusion Position Statement is a set of aspirations and principles that the Headteacher Roundtable for SEND have developed in partnership with the Local Authority. It is not a contract, but it is an indication of the partnership between school leaders and the Local Authority in developing truly inclusive practice in relation to SEND in Essex. The statement is a values based statement of principle and intent.

Below is the Inclusion Statement, guidance around the principles and the list of schools that have signed up so far. To sign up to the inclusion statement, please complete the sign up form and email

If you have any queries regarding the statement, please do speak to a member of the Headteacher Roundtable, whose names can be found here or to ASHE / EPHA / ESSET and ESGA representatives.

How do I find latest news, updates and information for SENCOs?
Until March 2018, the SENCO Bulletin featured in the weekly Education Essex newsletter and was published on the SENCO Bulletin page.  Due to the restructure of SEND services in Essex (April 2018), communications with SENCOs are also subject to review and reorganisation. 

The SENCO Bulletin page remains open for the time being, while resources mentioned in SENCO Bulletins can be found on the Useful Resources for SENCOs page.

For SENCO update meetings, training and professional development opportunities, SENCOs should access the Events and Training for SENCOs page.​​​​​  ​