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

  • Supporting SEN Scaffolding

    18 Jul 2019 Silver AND Gold Member Only

  • 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.