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

  • National SEND update

    Information - 18 Apr 2019 Gold Member Only

    A useful presentation that will look at current SEND policy and statistics.

  • Common SEND Acronyms

    19 Mar 2019 Silver AND Gold Member Only

    This Common SEND Acronym Index provides users with a comprehensive summary of commonly used terms.

  • Comparing school data with national data for SEN

    04 Mar 2019 Silver AND Gold Member Only

    This resource brings together many of the sources of SEN data to enable schools to make comparisons between their own overall data for SEN and that aggregated nationally.