Education – Special Provision

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All pupils of compulsory school age have the right to an education that is broad and balanced.

Within the Island, there is a commitment from all services to give advice and support right from birth for families and children with learning difficulties.

Education is shared between parents, professionals and where possible the students themselves.

Students with learning difficulties have may lifelong educational needs and have an entitlement to an appropriate education.  For information, please see Specialist schools and settings (

For children with autism and other difficulties with social communication skills, see Autism and Social Communication Inclusion Team (ASCIT) (

Assessment and advice

Assessment and advice is given to parents about their child’s special educational needs and what is to be put in place.

This may be given by:

  • Paediatrician
  • Health Visitor
  • Midwives
  • GP
  • Teacher
  • School Medical Officer
  • Educational Psychologist