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Named Local Authority Officer

This is the person from the Local Authority who liaises with parents over all the arrangements relating to statutory assessment and the making of a statement. Local Authorities must inform parents of the identity of the Named Officer when they issue a notice of a proposal to make a statutory assessment of a child.



National Autistic Society - aims to provide Autistic individuals and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon and which can make a positive difference to their lives.


National Curriculum

This sets out a clear, full and statutory entitlement to Learning for all pupils, determining what should be taught and setting attainment targets for Learning. It also determines how performance will be assessed and reported.


National Curriculum Inclusion Statement

A detailed overarching statement on Inclusion is included in the National Curriculum; it makes Local Authority the principles schools must follow in their teaching right across the curriculum, to ensure that all pupils have the chance to succeed, whatever their individual needs and the potential barriers to their Local Authority may be. It includes modification of the National Curriculum.



National Deaf Children's Society - Registered charity supporting children with all types of deafness, including temporary deafness such as glue ear.

(telephone NDCS on: 0808 800 8880 or www.ndcs.org.uk).



Neuro Linguistic Programming - this was developed in the 1970's as a result of a research project on human communication.

NLP is described in many ways. At its heart is "the study of the structure of subjective experience" - the exploration of how we edit & filter the outside world through our senses and how we organise what we see, hear and feel to create unique internal maps.


Note in lieu

This is a note that may be issued to the child's parents and school when, following a statutory assessment, the Local Authority decide not to make a statement. The note should describe the child's special educational needs, explain why the Local Authority does not think it necessary to make a statement and make recommendations about appropriate provision for the child. All the advice received during the assessment should be attached to the note sent to the parents and, with their consent, should also be sent to the child's school.


Non-maintained special school

These are schools in England approved by the Secretary of State under section 342 of the Education Act 1996 as special schools which are not maintained by the state but charge fees on a non-profit-making basis. Most non-maintained special schools are run by major charities or charitable trusts.