Special Educational Needs Matrix

East Sussex County Council (ESCC)

Introduction

The East Sussex County Council SEN Matrix is a framework drawn up by the Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (ISEND) Service in collaboration with staff in educational settings, Children’s Integrated Therapy Services (CITES), and parents and carers. It is designed to:

  • Provide a shared understanding for schools, the Local Authority, parents/carers, and services such as Health and Social Care, about how to identify the Special Educational Needs of children and young people
  • Provide guidance on provision and resources recommended to meet these needs, and to facilitate educational progression
  • Support development of knowledge and understanding about SEND
  • Contribute to the development of good SEN and inclusive practice (‘build capacity’)
  • Provide a framework from which the Local Authority and its moderation partners will make consistent decisions about funding levels for children to facilitate their educational progression.

How to use the Matrix

This digital version of the SEN Matrix allows you to create a provision mapping tool quickly and easily:

  1. Select your area of need from the sections below
  2. Select all Needs (SEN Support, Targeted and/or Enhanced) and related Provision relevant to the pupil
  3. Your selections will appear below, to be copied and pasted into the pupil’s Provision Map.

For more information, please read the User Guide on pages 3-5 of the print Matrix. If you have any queries, please email ISENDProjects@eastsussex.gov.uk.

Needs

SEN Support

Key Stage 1 and 2
Expressive Language

Social Communication

Attention and Listening

Receptive Language

Key Stage 3 and 4
Expressive Language

Social Communication

Attention and Listening

Receptive Language
Targeted (SEN Support level plus the following):

Key Stage 1 and 2
Expressive Language

Social Communication

Attention and Listening

Receptive Language

Key Stage 3 and 4
Expressive Language

Social Communication

Attention and Listening

Receptive Language
Enhanced (SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following):

Key Stage 1 and 2
Expressive Language

Social Communication

Attention and Listening

Receptive Language

Key Stage 3 and 4
Expressive Language

Social Communication

Attention and Listening

Receptive Language

Provision

SEN Support

Key Stage 1 and 2

Key Stage 3 and 4

Social Communication
Targeted (SEN Support level plus the following):

Key Stage 1 and 2

Key Stage 3 and 4
Enhanced (SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following):

Key Stage 1 and 2

Key Stage 3 and 4

Strategies


To support auditory memory

To support self-esteem, participation and social interaction skills

Work together with staff delivering intervention so that strategies are consistent.


Resources

Needs

SEN Support

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2 to 4

Key Stage 2 upwards
Targeted (SEN Support level plus the following):

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2 upwards

Key Stage 3 upwards
Enhanced (SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following):

Provision

SEN Support
Targeted (SEN Support level plus the following):
Enhanced (SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following):

Strategies


Resources

Needs

SEN Support
Targeted (SEN Support level plus the following):
Enhanced (SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following):

Provision

SEN Support

Children within this category should make age appropriate progress through High Quality Teaching and Learning
Targeted (SEN Support level plus the following):
Enhanced (SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following):

Personalisation of outcomes across the curriculum

Strategies

Needs

SEN Support

Mild Vision Loss

* Snellen scale 6/12 would indicate that what a fully sighted persons sees at 12 metres, the child with vision impairment would need to view from 6 metres to see the same level of detail. This acuity would be with corrected vision (glasses or contact lenses if prescribed)
Targeted (SEN Support level plus the following):

Moderate Vision Loss
Enhanced (SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following):

Severe and Profound Vision Loss

Provision

SEN Support
Targeted (SEN Support level plus the following):
Enhanced (SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following):

Strategies


Resources

Specialist resources for children with a higher level of need include:

Needs

SEN Support
Targeted (SEN Support level plus the following):
Enhanced (SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following):

Provision

SEN Support
Targeted (SEN Support level plus the following):
Enhanced (SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following):

Strategies


Resources

Please see strategies and resources for visual and hearing impairment

Needs

SEN Support
Targeted (SEN Support level plus the following):
Enhanced (SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following):

Provision

SEN Support

Staff Knowledge and Understanding

Expected access arrangements to support learning
Targeted (SEN Support level plus the following):

Staff Knowledge and Understanding

Expected access arrangements to support learning
Enhanced (SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following):

Staff Knowledge and Understanding


• maintain child safety;
• provide emotional support and help clarify signs of stress or concern;
• meet personal care needs;
• Provide rapid response to any emerging medical need

Strategies


Resources

Needs

SEN Support

Self-care:

Attachment and relationships:

Social behaviours:

Emotional regulation:
Targeted (SEN Support level plus the following):

Self-Care:

Attachment and Relationships:

Social Behaviours:

Emotional Regulation:
Enhanced (SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following)

Self- Care:

Attachment and Relationships:

Social Behaviours:

Emotional Regulation:

Provision

SEN Support


• Ongoing support for children in understanding their right to be kept safe by others
• Opportunities to explore ways of managing emotions so that children don’t hurt others
• Opportunities to explore the development of close relationships, enabling the growth of self-assurance and promoting a sense of belonging which allows children to explore the world from a secure base
Targeted (SEN Support level plus the following):


• Use of thinking tools: Executive functioning skills, Mind-sets e.g. Carol Dweck, solution focussed approaches and coaching
• Use of behavioural tools e.g. ABC analysis, rewards, recognition, corporation training
• Social toolset, social skills, goal analysis
• Planned calming routines as needed during the school day. These will have been pre taught and involve the child in planning
• Safe spaces identified for when quiet time is needed
• Provision of stability in staffing and peer relationships as far as possible
• Behaviour system in place for less structured times of the day and for extra curricular activities with planned intervention for identified children
• Time out opportunities within and outside the classroom which follow procedures agreed with the child and which focus on task completion
Enhanced (SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following):

Strategies


Resources

Needs

SEN Support
Targeted: SEN Support level plus the following:
Enhanced: SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following:

Provision

SEN Support
Targeted: SEN Support level plus the following
Enhanced: SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following:

Specialist provision

Needs

SEN Support
Targeted: SEN Support level plus the following:
Enhanced: SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following:

Provision

SEN Support
Targeted: SEN Support level plus the following:
Enhanced: SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following:

Needs

SEN Support
Targeted: SEN Support level plus the following:
Enhanced: SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following:

Provision

SEN Support
Targeted: SEN Support level plus the following:
Enhanced: SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following:

Needs

SEN Support

Requires understanding and occasional interventions within school resources, including;
Targeted: SEN Support level plus the following:
Enhanced: SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following:

Provision

SEN Support
Targeted: SEN Support level plus the following:
Enhanced: SEN Support & Targeted levels plus the following:

Results

Please find your results below.

Communication & Interaction

Support
    Provision
      Strategies

        Cognition & Learning

        Support
          Provision
            Strategies

              Hearing Impairment

              Support
                Provision
                  Strategies

                    Visual Impairment

                    Support
                      Provision
                        Strategies

                          Multisensory Impairment

                          Support
                            Provision
                              Strategies

                                Physical Disabilities

                                Support
                                  Provision
                                    Strategies

                                      Social, Emotional & Mental Health

                                      Support
                                        Provision
                                          Strategies

                                            Early Years

                                            Support
                                              Provision
                                                Strategies

                                                  Early Years

                                                  Support
                                                    Provision
                                                      Strategies

                                                        Early Years

                                                        Support
                                                          Provision
                                                            Strategies

                                                              Early Years

                                                              Support
                                                                Provision
                                                                  Strategies

                                                                    Contact

                                                                    Should you have any issues with this Matrix, then please contact ISENDProjects@eastsussex.gov.uk