What is meant by Additional Needs?
'Additional needs means any child or young person with a
physical, sensory, communication, behavioural or learning
disability, or a long-term or life-limiting condition. This may
also include children with emotional health and wellbeing needs
where there is an impact on their daily life, including those with
more significant mental health problems.'
(Source: Deptartment for Education)
What help will I get to prepare me for the
If you have a Statement of
special educational needs, you have an annual review every year in
school. This is a meeting to find out how you are
getting on and if you need more help. In years 9, 10 and 11
your Additional Needs Personal Adviser may be at your reviews to
help you plan for the future.
Some things to think
about before your review….
When you leave school your Statement of
Special Educational Needs will end.
If you go to college or training, it will be replaced by a
Learning Difficulty Assessment, so you will still get the support
Your Additional Needs Personal Adviser will write the Learning
From Summer 2014 you will have to stay in learning or
training until you are 18.
Additional Needs Personal Adviser contact
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