Havering Council has been named as one of the best performing councils for supporting children with high educational needs.
In the past year, Havering has built two new specialist units that are attached to mainstream schools and plans are underway to build more in primary and secondary schools. The units provide space and support for the children while maintaining their attachment to a mainstream school.
Early intervention was also key to the Council’s success. It has advisory teachers and assistants who go into schools to observe and assess children and then provide advice and strategies to promote the learning of children with special educational needs.