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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Who to contact

If your child is already at the school, you should talk to the child’s class teacher first.

Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCO) is Julie Knock. She manages support for children with special education needs. This includes children with Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans. She provides guidance to school staff and works closely with parents and services that support children in school. 

You can contact the SENCO or 01424 882393


Our SEND information report explains how we identify and meet the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The East Sussex Local Offer provides further advice and family support for children with additional needs. 

East Sussex Parent Carer Forum A forum for parent carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in East Sussex (diagnosis not needed).

Amaze Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS). If you are a child or young person with a special educational need or a disability (SEND), or the parent of a child or young person with SEND, you can contact the Amaze SENDIASS advice line for information and advice. Visit the SENDIASS website at:

CLASS+ CLASS+ supports families and carers of autistic children and young people across East Sussex. 

Community Integrated Therapies and Equipment (CITES). CITES are a 100-strong team of qualified occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, assistants and administrators who provide non-acute therapy to children and young people living in East Sussex. Visit CITES at:

East Sussex Customer Service for Children’s Services - Email:   

i-go: i-go is the East Sussex Children and Young People’s Additional Needs Register and free leisure discount card. The card is available for those aged 0-25 with additional needs living or studying in East Sussex. This could include physical, learning, social, emotional, and mental health needs. Visit i-go at:

Education, health and care services have worked with East Sussex Parent Carer Forum to create a document containing the contact information for a range of support serviceswhich cover common areas of concern you may have about your child’s health and wellbeing as they grow up.


Brede Primary School SEND Policy