Responsible person

Definition: This is the headteacher or appropriate governor that is chair of the governing body unless the governing body has designated another governor for the purpose. In the case of a nursery school, the responsible person is the headteacher. The responsible person must be informed by the LA when they conclude that a pupil at a school has SENs. The responsible person must then ensure all those who will teach the child know about his or her SENs.

Category: SEN

Credit: Dept for Education

Source: http://www.education.gov.uk/a0013104/glossary-of-special-educational-needs-sen-terminology