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Special Educational Needs

It is our aim and belief that all children should be supported so that they are able to fulfil their potential.  As a school, we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all our pupils together “educational provision which is additional to, or otherwise different from, the educational provision made generally for children of their age” for children with Special Educational Needs.


Their teacher continually assesses the progress of each pupil with feedback to parents.  Any concerns will be discussed with the school’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SenCo).  Children who are experiencing learning difficulties are helped in varying ways according to their need.  Using the guidelines of The Code of Practise for Children with Special Needs, the school adopts a graduated response in order to help pupils with SEN, recognising that there is a continuum of SEN.  Where a pupil’s progress is not adequate it will become necessary to take action to enable the pupil to learn more effectively.


Special Educational Support (SEN Support)

When the school identify that a pupil has special educational needs, the class teacher provides interventions that are additional to or different from those provided as part of the school’s usual differentiated curriculum and strategies. The class teacher and the SenCo may also be provided with advice or support from outside specialists.


School Request for Statutory Assessment


If the help given by the school through Sen support has not been sufficient to enable the pupil to make adequate progress, it will be necessary for the school, in consultation with the parents and any external agencies already involved, to consider whether to ask the L.A. to initiate a statutory assessment.


Education Health Care Plan (EHC)


The Local Authority considers the need for an Education, Health Care Plan (EHC) and, if appropriate, issues an EHC.

Parents are encouraged to approach the class teacher or the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SenCo) to discuss concerns they may have about their child’s progress.