Spotlight on SEN

July’s statistical release from the Department for Education shows that SLCN is the most commonly reported special educational need (SEN) among primary school children – more prevalent than autism and dyslexia.

This highlights the importance of early identification of children with SLCN. We think that it is vital that all practitioners, across the age range, are given training in how to develop children’s communication skills, to ensure that they can identify children who have difficulties and need additional support.

Janet Dunn OBE, Head teacher of I CAN’s Meath School writes about this issue in her recent blog for the Guardian Teachers Network, and of the value of partnership working by mainstream and special schools.