Analysis of Additional Needs Tool

An explanation of everything you need to know about an Analysis of Additional Needs Tool (AANT) and how to arrange one in your setting.

AANT logoThe Analysis of Additional Needs Screening Tool (AANT) is an evidenced-based framework, comprising an online assessment and analytical tool followed by telephone or video consultation, guided by an experienced child & educational psychologist (EP). 

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The AANT process delivers a comprehensive psychological consultation and a report summary outlining inclusive strategies and signposting to resources that have been agreed during the consultation process.

The consultee in an AANT is most usually a key adult within an educational setting such as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo). The consultation process will support identification, intervention planning, inclusion and improved outcomes for children who require additional support.

The AANT takes place adult to adult, and helps you plan effectively and to comprehensively support young people with additional needs.

Suffolk County Council has developed the latest version of the digital Analysis of Additional Needs Screening Tool ( with Ipswich based software developer IJYI and is now in a position to make it available to other local authorities as a traded service.

Local authorities can buy a licence for one year which will include training for educational psychologists and support officers, user guides, an unlimited number of AANTs and full support with Service Level Agreements.

For further information and prices, please contact Claire Darwin, Principal Educational and Child Psychologist

To find out more about how Suffolk County Council and IJYI worked together to help inclusive support for children and young people.