Find details on advice and specialist support for a child or young person with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
We are responsible for providing services which address the needs of all children and young people, including the most disadvantaged and vulnerable and those with SEND.
This is done through:
- supporting the drive for high educational standards for all children and young people, paying particular attention to the most disadvantaged groups;
- working with children, young people, parents and partners to promote prevention and early intervention and to offer early help so emerging difficulties are dealt with before they become more serious;
- helping to improve educational attainment, narrowing the gaps for the most disadvantaged and promoting the wider wellbeing of children and young people, including at key transition points; and
- ensuring children and young people who have SEND can access high quality provision that meets their needs.
How we support children and young people
The inclusive education service specialist support staff work together to provide advice and support to schools and educational settings to help them to meet the needs of children and young people with SEND. Some staff are centrally based and some are based in enhanced mainstream schools. The service consists of specialists in the areas of:
- educational psychology;
- early years SEND;
- communication and interaction (autism and speech, language and communication needs);
- cognition and learning (such as specific learning difficulties, dyslexia or dyscalculia);
- sensory and physical (hearing impairment, visual impairment, physical and medical needs); and
- social, emotional and mental health.
If a child or young person's need cannot be met in a mainstream school or setting with the involvement of the inclusive education service, they may require a special school place. Except in very rare circumstances, special schools take pupils with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan.
There are ten special schools in North Yorkshire:
- Brompton Hall School, Brompton-by-Sawdon
- Welburn Hall School, Kirkbymoorside
- The Dales School, Morton on Swale
- Springhead School, Scarborough
- The Forest School, Knaresborough
- Springwater School, Starbeck
- Brooklands School, Skipton
- Mowbray School, Bedale
- Forest Moor School, Harrogate
- The Woodlands Academy, Scarborough
Request for involvement documents
Request for involvement documents and other useful information for practitioners can now be found on the special educational needs and disabilities page of CYPSinfo, our website for early years, schools and children's services professionals in North Yorkshire.