Bath and North East Somerset have developed a set of standards for Universal and SEN Support, called the Graduated Approach. This is a tool for settings from Early Years through to Further Education to ensure consistency in the identification, support and review of those children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

This Graduated Approach was trialed by a core group of SENCos across early years, primary, secondary and further education. We have also developed a Parent-Carer version to explain the Graduated Approach. The parent carer version can be found here or under downloads.

You can find the full Graduated Approach document under downloads. We have also broken down the document into sections (see hyperlinks below) to make it easier to view the most relevant section for you. 

 1. Bath and North East Somerset - Universal and SEN Support: What are Special Educational Needs & What is a Disability?

2. Graduated Approach - What is a Graduated Approach?

3. Graduated Approach - Guidance

4. Graduated Approach Guidance - Identification of Need

5. Graduated Approach Guidance - Planning Support

6. Graduated Approach Guidance: Review

7. Graduated Approach Guidance: Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment

NASEN Whole School Approach - Resources

The National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) has a number of Whole School Resources to assist in reviewing how SEND is identified and supported in schools, which can be found on their website, here.