South Glos Parents & Carers (SGPC) SEN Survey


South Glos Parents & Carers (SGPC) are running a survey during October on SEN support in educational settings in South Gloucestershire.  

Annual SEN Support in educational settings survey 

South Glos Parents & Carers are collating feedback on the SEN Support services children receive within South Gloucestershire.  We want to hear as many voices as we can and ensure validity of the data we receive – which is vital for shaping future services.

Who Is This For? 

This is for Parent Carers of any child with SEN who attends an educational setting in South Gloucestershire and who does not currently have an EHCP (even if they are in the process of applying for one) but may also be relevant to those who have recently secured an EHCP for their child – answering from the perspective of their experiences pre-EHCP.

How Participation Benefits Parent Carers 

Participating in this survey will help to provide a picture on the effectiveness of the SEN support your child receives.  This information will be compared to answers provided in previous years and help to provide a clear picture of what is currently working and what areas may need improvement. The more feedback we receive – good or bad – will be used to help shape future SEN provision.

Where Can Parent Carers Find the Survey? 

The link to the survey is SEN support in educational settings 2021 Survey or it can be copied & pasted directly into a search bar as

Survey Closing Date 

31st October 2021 (midnight)

Survey Prize Draw 

Parent carers who complete the survey may enter a termly prize draw to win £25 of amazon vouchers.

Where Can Parent Carers View Results? 

Results will be shared with all members of South Glos Parents & Carers and education services.

Who Are South Glos Parents & Carers (SGPC)? 

SGPC are the independent Parent Carer Forum for South Gloucestershire supporting Parent Carers of children (0-25) with special educational needs / disability (SEND). They partner with local service providers to help them to hear and understand the views of Parent Carers, in order to shape great services. SGPC provide information, advice, participation opportunities, events, and a supportive community for local Parent Carers and membership is free. You can join by following this link Join Us (

What is SEN? 

A child is considered to have special educational needs (SEN) if they have a health or developmental condition that impacts their everyday life, and they can be broadly split across four main areas:

  • Cognition & Learning e.g. dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, aphasia or dysphasia, auditory processing disorder, visual processing disorder
  • Social, Emotional & Mental Health e.g. obsessive compulsive disorder, dissociation, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, bipolar, eating disorders
  • Physical & Sensory e.g. conditions that affect mobility, dexterity, stamina and physical capacity, allergies and asthma, epilepsy, vision (seeing), auditory (hearing), Olfaction (smell), gustation (taste), tactile (touch), vestibular (balance). proprioception (sense of muscle and joint movements), interoception (the ability to feel what is happening inside our body)
  • Communication & Interaction e.g. speech, language, and communication difficulties with the use of verbal and non-verbal language such as social interaction, social cognition and pragmatics e.g. turn-taking