Hemlington Hall Academy

Glossary of Terms


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


The staff member who co-ordinates provision for pupils with SEND in school

SEND Information Report

Information about how a school provides for pupils registered with Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities


An Education and Health Care Plan (previously a ‘Statement of Special Educational Needs’) is a pathway of assessment where all parties, including parents, are collectively involved in generating a plan that details how a child’s particular needs will be met to allow his/her learning to progress

Joint Commissioning

All services working together from the outset to provide the best outcomes for a child or young person,

e.g. education, health and social services

Personal Budget 

Part of the monetary provision for a child or young person with needs, which a family can request to be spent in a particular way in order to remove potential barriers to learning


SEND categories 

Cognition and learning Needs:

  • Moderate Leaning Difficulties
  • Specific Learning Difficulty, e.g.

Dyslexia, etc.

  • Severe Learning Difficulty
  • Profound & Multiple learning


Social Emotional & Mental Health Difficulties:

Wide ranging in need, e.g. eating disorders, ADHD, Tourette’s, etc

Communication and Interaction Needs:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Speech, Language and Communication Needs

Sensory and/or Physical Needs:

  • Physical Difficulty
  • Medical Needs
  • Hearing Impairment

Visual Impairment


Individual Education Plan identifies the targets your child is working towards.


Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service


Learning Disability Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service


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