SEND Terminology - overview

Each of the 4 nations of the UK has its own system of Education which means that as well as differences in language there are also differences in terminology, particularly around SEND. This handy table provides a good starting point for translating terms from each nation to make research, reports, practice etc. accessible regardless of your national context.

Handy, quick reference tool for key SEND vocabulary across the 4 nations of the UK.

The Language of SEND Across the UK

Recent resources

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    Information, Guidance - 25 Sep 2018

    This guide aims to introduce childhood acquired brain injury (ABI), consider how it is acquired and why it is often misdiagnosed, and provide some practical support strategies. #miniguides

  • Differentiation

    Guidance - 17 Jul 2018 Gold AND Silver Member Only

    This document discusses what differentiation is, how it fits in with the new curriculum and mastery teaching, and how high quality teaching may be differentiated, and looks at a range of differentiation strategies.

  • Understanding the eye care and vision needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities

    Information, Guidance - 11 Jun 2018

    This guide aims to understand the eye care and vision needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. #miniguides