What are Special Educational Needs and Disabilities?
The Government define a child as having a SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made or has a significant greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others the same age. The types of special educational needs and disabilities can include difficulties with:
- Communication and Interaction
This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
- Cognition and Learning
General Learning Difficulties – children who need a longer time to succeed with learning Specific Learning Difficulties – Dyslexia (difficulties with reading, writing and spelling), Dyscalculia (difficulties with maths)
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn. This might include: ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder – ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Anxiety and attachment related difficulties.
- Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.
Our staff are committed to supporting all children, regardless of what their special educational need or disability might be.