Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

SEND at Edsential

Our new offer has expanded provision across Special Educational needs, Disability, Behaviour and Mental Health and Wellbeing. The service supports inclusive practice and pupils with additional needs by providing consultation, advice and training across a range of areas.

Our team includes experienced and current practising specialist teachers and consultants with a wealth of specific expertise in areas within SEND. Not only this, but they will also:

  • support your professional development
  • deliver bespoke training
  • provide regular SENDCo Networks and insightful, informative Learning events

In response to feedback from schools, the new Service Level Agreements allow schools to select the services and support that they wish to prioritise while still benefitting from the reduced cost that comes with an SLA.

View our Send, Inclusion and Mental Health brochure

“The new offer looks good. I like the fact that it is so bespoke to each school so you could buy one set of things one year and some others the next year so you can plan for what you need. Great range of support too for staff, Governors, parents and for pupils. Very comprehensive and the pricing structure should suit all budgets” Headteacher. Wirral

SEND Provision and the SEND Register

SEN Provision

SEN Provision is “education or training which is additional to /different from that which is made for other children of the same age in mainstream schools/settings.”-That which is not ordinarily available.

In every classroom, teachers plan a differentiated curriculum, those accessing the work tailored for lower ability groups are not necessarily SEND.

If, however, a child has an individual time table as they cannot access QFT this is indicative of SEND provision.

Pupils accessing support from outside agencies may also be receiving ‘above and beyond QFT’.


The SEND register

Pupils accessing ‘above and beyond QFT’ may be listed on your SEND register. Each SEND pupils is unique and may have have more than one area of need. It is important to note primary/secondary needs in order to form a whole picture of the child: Child centred/one page profiles are an excellent way of developing a plan as how best to support the individual.


Four Broad Areas of Need

Four broad areas of need give an overview of the range of needs that should be planned for, not to fit a pupil into a category. For more information see sections 6.28–6.35 of the Code. The broad areas of need are:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health
  • Sensory and/or physical needs.

National SENCo Award

How can you support me?

Edsential deliver the National SENCo Award in partnership with Manchester Met. We deliver one full taught session per half term and 4 half day mentor sessions throughout the year.

Rather than travelling to Manchester, we deliver our course at The Village Hotel Bromborough.

Click on the link below for more information or contact hello@edsential.com for more details. The deadline for registration for this years programme is 7th October 2020

gov training


The Five Minute Literacy Box and Number Box resources. Used with all children for short sessions on a regular basis, the programmes cover the basic skills of Literacy and Maths in simple steps. Each programme uses tried and tested multisensory teaching methods, with easy-to use progress sheets.

Email info@fiveminutebox.co.uk for more information. £99.00

I am using this amazing book in my training sessions. Dennis Piper, the author has agreed that I can sell it for £25 as opposed to the £37 on Amazon

Priority will go to schools who buy the SEND SLA.

Contact me for more details

Times Table Rockstars

The government are introducing a times table screening in 2020. Have you trialed ‘Times Table Rockstars’ ? Which is free for the first month  – visit https://ttrockstars.com/home for further details

Family memberships start from £6

What Our Client’s Say…

Supporting Pupils with ADHD

“I thought the training was excellent and perfectly pitched. Everyone who came enjoyed it and found it useful. Also, thank you for the resources you passed on.”

Person Centred Planning    

“Loved Sue’s anecdotal presentation style! Very friendly and approachable- got message across well!”

“Lovely resources and materials!”

SEND Governor Training

“Invaluable information and preparation for inspection and providing knowledge of SEN in primary schools”.

Planning and delivering a Maths workshop helping parents to support their children at home

“I have wanted to do a workshop for a few years, but was a little apprehensive how to manage it alone! I really appreciate your help here!”

Thingwall Primary School:

Our first spelling meeting for the infants was really well received and many strategies to help parents (and grandparents) to support their children were provided.

Feedback from the meeting was overwhelmingly positive.

Working with pupils with Dyscalculia.

“Excellent! Thank you so much. Loads of ideas for my class and to pass on as a staff meeting. Great morning!”


Using Numicon to support children with Down Syndrome.

It’s given me plenty of ideas to do at home. We have had Numicon at homes for years but have only been doing the basics. (parent)

New ideas to use in school. How to use it with other children as well. (teaching assistant)

Deputy Head Heswall Primary

Just ordered the Unworry Book! Looks great

We are so lucky to have you supporting us, you always have such great suggestions.