Special Education Needs

It is fundamental that children in care have their needs assessed and identified as soon as possible by Bracknell Forest’s Special Educational Needs Team to make sure that suitable provisions are in place to support their education and promote their achievement.

A child or young person has special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

Special educational needs can be broadly categorised as:

  • learning difficulties (specific, general, severe or profound)
  • communication or language difficulties (speech and language, autism)
  • behavioural difficulties (emotional, behavioural or social)
  • physical and sensory difficulties (hearing, vision, physical, multi-sensory)

To find out more about special educational needs processes in Bracknell Forest, as well as useful information and guidance, please refer to the Local Offer.