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Glossary: N


A portable type of loop system that sits around the wearer's neck. It can be used with mobile phones or audio equipment.

Note in Lieu

A Note in Lieu is issued when the Local Authority decides a Statement of Special Educational Needs will not be appropriate for a child.  This decision would be made after a Statutory Assessment.  The note should describe the child's needs, and the facilities and resources needed to meet them.  But no additional funding is attached, and unlike a Statement of Special Educational Needs, it cannot be legally enforced.


Someone who takes notes during lectures or classes for a student who is unable to take notes due to their disability. They are sometimes referred to as a 'manual' or 'ordinary' notetaker.