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Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

School’s SENCO: Miss Jodie Mullen
Phone Number: 01507 490 284
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

A child or young person is identified as being on the SEND Register if he or she has learning difficulties or disabilities that requires provision that is additional to or different from that made generally for other children of the same age

Many children and young people will have special educational needs and disabilities of some kind during their education. Early years settings, schools, colleges and other organisations can help most children and young people overcome the barriers their difficulties present quickly and easily. A few children and young people will need extra help for some or all of their time at early years setting, school or college.

So special educational needs and disabilities could mean that a child or young person has:

  • learning difficulties – in acquiring basic skills
  • social, emotional or mental health difficulties – making friends or relating to adults, behaving properly, self-regulating emotions
  • specific learning difficulty – with reading, writing, number work or understanding information
  • sensory or physical needs – such as hearing impairment, visual impairment or physical difficulties 
  • speech, language or communication needs – in expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying (including social communication)
  • medical or health conditions – which may slow down a child’s or young person’s progress and/or involves treatment that affects his or her education.