A graduated response is when a school puts effective support in place for children and young people with identified special educational needs. By doing this, barriers to learning can be removed.
The Graduated Response covers 4 areas of need:
- Cognition and Learning
- Communication and Interaction
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health
- Sensory and Physical
At every stage within the graduated response, schools and colleges must involve children, young people and their parents/carers.
The Graduated Response Guidance and Toolkit sets out how a school can follow this approach.