Learning SEND Acronyms


All teachers will work with SEND pupils at some point in their career, whether in a special school or a mainstream school with SEND pupils. The term ‘SEND’ covers a huge variety of different educational needs and disabilities, and as such, there’s a lot of jargon that comes along with it, including a slew of acronyms.

SEND itself is an acronym, which stands for Special Education Needs and Disabilities. For the rest of them – read on!

Download the SEND Jargon Buster

When discussing and reading about SEN(D) you will undoubtedly come across many acronyms and other jargon, which can be confusing – no matter how long you’ve worked within SEND provision.

At Engage, we’ve developed a fantastic SEND jargon buster, which you can download here. Print it out, pin it up by your desk, or just keep a copy on your device, and never get stuck again! If you don’t want to download the guide, you can read the entire guide here.

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