Levels of Support and Provision
SLCN encompass a wide range of needs that
require different levels and types of provision.
Provision at this level will be for a very
small minority of children for whom universal and/or targeted
support is not sufficient to meet their needs, although they still
require access to those services.
Some children may need additional support at
this level if their needs cannot be met solely by universal
provision, although they still need access to those services.
Most children with SLCN will be identified
within universal services and the large majority of these should
have their needs met at this level.
SEN Code of Practice
The SLCN Pathway is structured to fit with the
graduated response that is a fundamental part of the Special
Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice for Schools and Early
Years Settings (DfES 2001). Find out more about the SEN Code of Practice.
Recording pupils' needs
For the purpose of school census data, pupils
should only be recorded as SLCN if it is the pupil's primary or
secondary SEN and they are at School Action Plus or have a
N.B. Pupils whose first language is not
English should not be recorded as SLCN unless they also have a
special educational need in this area.
For further guidance and descriptions to
support schools in recording pupils' needs in the PLASC (Pupil
Level Annual School Census), see 'Data Collection by type of
Special Educational Need' Reference: DfES 1889-2005.
Waves of Intervention
The SLCN Pathway complements the 'Waves of Intervention', the term used in
schools to describe a strategic approach to teaching and additional
intervention designed to minimise underachievement for all
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Council and Worcestershire PCT 2011.
Within the SLCN Pathway :
- The use of child/children
refers to children and young people
- The use of setting includes
childminders, children's centres, nurseries, pre-schools,
- The use of parents refers to
parents and carers.
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