SEN and Inclusion
In the UK, most children with identified special educational needs (SEN) are educated inclusively, i.e. in mainstreams schools. The term SEN covers a range of ‘learning needs’; physical, behavioural and emotional, and these students will often have assigned SEN assistants to work alongside them if this is necessary.
UK schools strive towards integrating students with SEN into the mainstream system, however you’ll sometimes find separate education facilities for those students whose requirements are beyond the reach of the school’s care. The person responsible for SEN provision at a school is called the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator).
At TimePlan Education we recruit SEN assistants as well as other classroom support staff.