Definitions for "Statement of Special Educational Needs"
Written description of a child's educational needs and the provision that should be made.
A statement is written at the conclusion of a statutory assessment when it is decided that all the special help a child needs cannot reasonably be provided within the resources normally available to the school. These resources can include staff and special equipment.
A statutory document describing a child's special educational needs and how they are to be met. This follows an assessment procedure which considers his/her significant learning difficulties.