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Children and young people with SEN all have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children and young people of the same age. These children and young people may need extra or different help from that given to others.

On 1st September 2014 a new SEN Code of Practice was introduced which saw the implementation of significant changes to how support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities is provided in England.

Look at the SEN information report to find out how Limehurst Academy will support children with Special Educational Needs.

For more information on the changes to the SEN Code of Practice and what that means for students and parents, please read through ”SEN Reforms – Guide for Parents.”

The links below provide specific information about the provision available in Leicestershire.

Below is a letter written to parents from the Department for Education outlining the changes.

sen reforms - letter for parents

Leicestershire Parent Carer Forum are a group of parent/carer families to children with SEND and/or health issues (and those undiagnosed and struggling), who work alongside Leicestershire Local Authority and CCG's to promote participation in the development of SEND services.

SEN Direct Website

Parent Support - Dyslexia

Family Information Directory

Leicestershire Family Information Directory (FID) includes information on:

  • Childcare, including day nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and out of school clubs
  • Children's activities
  • Support groups
  • Advice and guidance
  • Disability and special educational needs groups (local offer)
  • Education, including private tuition

The Family Information Service (FIS) provides information, advice and guidance to all families including those who have children or young people with special educational needs or disability. We also provide this service to professionals who work with children, young people and families.



A website with a range of resources, including parents, for student with ADHD.


ASD Awareness

Leicestershire Partnership Trust have designed some online training to help people develop a better understanding of autism and how to support people with autism.

The information can be found at

ASD Awareness

with a quick quiz to check your knowledge at

ASD Awareness Quiz


View our SEN & Disability Policy, on our Policies & Procedures Page.