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SEN information report 2016 - 17

What is SEND?

For children and young people of compulsory school age, they have a special educational need/learning difficulty or disability if they:

  • have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
  • have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.

At our School

The teaching staff are usually the first people in school to identify children who have special needs or disabilities within their classes, and help is provided depending upon the child's individual needs within the guidelines of the Code of Practice. Support may involve a teaching assistant working within the classroom alongside the pupil, or the child's occasional withdrawal from the classroom for individual support.

Our support systems aim to maintain the child's feeling of self-worth in front of his or her friends whilst providing individual teaching in the most appropriate way.  

We aim always to make the most of children’s individual abilities, and also recognise and provide for the needs of gifted and talented children in all areas, but particularly in mathematics, sports, ICT, DT and music.


We believe that

  • All pupils are equally valued and the school has high aspirations for all
  • All pupils are the shared responsibility of all staff
  • All pupils are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum which is personalised and focused on outcomes.
  • Teaching and learning will be adapted to suit the needs of learners and recognise different routes to achievement
  • Early and accurate identification is essential
  • There will be a flexible continuum of provision for pupils with SEND
  • SEND and high needs funding will be used efficiently to ensure good progress of pupils with additional needs
  • Staff will be given opportunities to access appropriate training to allow them to meet a wide range of needs
  • Parents will be fully involved as partners in their child’s education
  • Pupils will be encouraged to give their views on what learning is like for them
  • Governors should have access to information which will allow them to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the SEND policy

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