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The Graduated Response

Definition of Special Educational Needs (SEN)

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

A child has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she has significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age or has a disability which prevents or hinders them from making using of the facilities in a mainstream school.

SEN provision is that which is additional to or different from that made generally for others of the same age in mainstream schools.


The Graduated Response

The Worcestershire Graduated Response, as well as our personalised Westacre Middle School Provision Map gives guidance on the range of Quality First Teaching, targeted and specialist interventions that schools and settings can use to support a child or young person. 

Graduated Reponse Worcestershire-Parent Carer version