Special educational needs (SEN)

This section contains information on the following areas of special educational needs:

  • special educational needs section
  • home to school transport for children with special educational needs
  • disabled students

Special educational needs (SEN) section

The council has a SEN section which is responsible for carrying out statutory assessments and issuing and maintaining Education and Health Care (EHC) Plans. EHC Plans describe a child’s difficulties and specify the provision needed to meet his or her needs.

For more information, please refer to the section on assessments.

Home to school transport for children with special educational needs

The council can provide information on the transport services available for children with special needs when travelling to and from home to school and on the guidelines regarding eligibility for this service.

For more information, please refer to the section on home to school transport for children with special educational needs.

Disabled students

The student finance section at Tower Hamlets works in partnership with the Student Loan Company under the banner of Student Finance Direct to provide financial support for eligible disabled students taking higher education courses.

For more information, please refer to the section on student awards.

 

You can also get further information from the Parents Advice Centre.