Special Educational Needs


Every child develops and learns at a different rate, some children find learning easy, some find it hard and some may need more support.

With the right help and different teaching styles all children will develop at their own pace. 

If you or the school are concerned that your child is not making progress, it is possible that they may have special educational needs (SEN).

Newport City Council's SEN team provides advice, support and training to school staff, parents and pupils to ensure a positive transition for pupils.

Your child's SEN coordinator will help to decide if your child has special educational needs.

They can assess your child's strengths and weaknesses and advice and support other members of staff involved with your child.

Read the SNAP Cymru advocacy leaflet (pdf) 


For further information contact the SEN coordinator at your child's school or email inclusion.enquiries@newport.gov.uk and the education inclusion team will get back to you.