SEND Overview

Children with SEN have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most others of the same age. They may need extra or different help.

If your child’s first language is not English: the law says that children do not have learning difficulties just because their first language is not English, although, some of these children may have learning difficulties as well.

Many children will have SEN of some kind at some time during their education. School can help most children succeed with some changes to our practice or additional support. But some children may need extra help for some or all of their time in school.

Many children who have SEN may also have a disability. A disability is described in law (the Equality Act 2010) as ‘a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term (a year or more) and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.’ This includes, for example, sensory impairments such as those that affect sight and hearing, and long-term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes or epilepsy.

All children are valued, respected and welcomed to the school whatever their additional educational need. We will support their learning and ensure they are fully included in all school activities, making full use of externally provided facilities where appropriate.