Access to primary and secondary legislation relevant to special needs education.
The Department of Education has provided guidance to schools for recording children with special educational needs.
The law dealing with Special Education in Northern Ireland is contained in the The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 as amended by The Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (SENDO) and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.
The Resource File is a work in progress, knowledge and expertise in teaching children with SEN is evolving continually and with this in mind, additional sections will be released through C2k and schools will be alerted to new materials and will be able to download these and add them to the file.
Additional educational needs refers to various groups of children and young people who for a variety of reasons may face additional barriers to education and learning. This makes it more difficult for them to achieve their full potential. This is different to children with Special Educational Needs.