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Short term, interim support and transition for Children Looked After, and children and young people aged 5 to 18, with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan), who are not currently on a school roll. As a service SENIT work closely with the Statutory SEND Team, schools, Somerset Inclusion Services, and the Virtual School Advisory Teachers.

The team is made up of very highly skilled, qualified teachers who use creative approaches to teaching and support.

SENIT supports children and young people by:

  • Helping to raise their self-esteem, resiliency, and confidence in learning.
  • Working with them towards achievable personal outcomes from their EHCP or Personal Education Plan (PEP).
  • Providing one-to-one teaching at home, at a community venue or in schools/colleges as part of their integration back into education.
  • Working with the receiving school/college to ensure a successful transition.

Referrals can only be made to SENIT by the Statutory SEND Team and Virtual School and Learning Support Team Teachers.

SENIT Leaflet

Type of provision

Specialist - This is for a small group of people with significant special educational needs and disabilities and their families

Centre information

Accessibility and adjustments

Wheelchair access No

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