Special Educational Needs Assessment Team (SENAT)

We are the Special Educational Needs Assessment Team (SENAT)

We are responsible for children with Special Educational Needs who have an Education Health and Care Plan, are requesting one, or who are going through the process of an Education Health and Care Needs Assessment.

We are made up of 2 teams:


SENAT South


Team South covers the all southern areas in West Sussex including Chichester, Bognor Regis, Midhurst, Petworth Worthing, Steyning, Littlehampton, Angmering, Shoreham, Portslade and Hove.

This team is the responsible for children and young people who live in these areas. The Area Team is made up of several different roles: 3 Team Managers, Special Needs Officers, Senior Planning Coordinators (Area), Senior Planning Co-Ordinators (PfA), Planning Coordinators and Caseworkers.

This team considers and then co-ordinates EHC needs assessments for new pupils, as well as overseeing the monitor and review of existing EHCPs.

You can contact Team South on:

SENAT South

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 03302223120


SENAT North


Team North covers the all northern areas in West Sussex including Crawley, Horsham, Burgess Hill, Cuckfield, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath This team is the responsible for children and young people who live in these areas.

The Area Team is made up of several different roles: 2 Team Managers, Special Needs Officers, Senior Planning Coordinators (Area), Senior Planning Co-Ordinators (PfA), Planning Coordinators and Caseworkers.

This team considers and then co-ordinates EHC needs assessments for new pupils, as well as overseeing the monitor and review of existing EHCPs.

You can contact Team North on:

SENAT North

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 03302222722


Other people you can contact:

If you wish to contact some independent support services, please find the below information services:

  • SENDIAS
  • West Sussex Parent Carer Forum