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

  • 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.

  • EY key person's flowchart for children with emerging needs

    Tool - 27 Apr 2018 Gold AND Silver Member Only

    If you are a key person working in the Early Years, this flowchart will help you to structure your response to children with emerging needs. It uses a graduated approach, following 'universal', 'targeted' and 'personalised' levels of support. It would make a useful addition to your file, or print it out on A3 and put it on the staff noticeboard for everyone to refer to.