Special educational needs and disabilities

What are Special Educational Needs? 

Special educational needs are referred to as SEN. The abbreviation SEND relates to special educational needs and/or disabilities. Guidance, legislation, and regulations sometimes use the abbreviation SEND.

“A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

(a) has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or

(b) has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.”  SEND Code of Practice 0 to 25 2015

Special educational needs can mean that a child or young person has:

 A child or young person may have needs in more than one area of need 

What should I do if I think my child has Special Educational Needs?  

Sometimes as a parent you may be the first to be aware that your child has special educational needs. If you are concerned about your child’s progress and think that your child may have special educational needs you should first talk to your child’s class teacher and/or to the school's Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) Mrs Flo Bailey. 

School Information Report

School Information report 2021

Special Needs and Inclusion Policy

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Policy


Code of Practice


The Graduated response

The Graduated reposnse.pdf

Accessibility Plan

Accessibility Plan Policy

Our SEND Action Plan

SEND action plan

How we support children with SEND in specific subjects


Maths - Strategies for supporting pupils


English - Strategies for supporting pupils


Science - Strategies for supporting pupils


Geography - Strategies for supporting pupils


Geography - Strategies for supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


History - Strategies for supporting pupils


Computing - Supporting SEND


Music - Strategies for supporting pupils


PE Strategies for supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in PE lessons


PSHE - Strategies for supporting pupils


Art - Strategies for supporting pupils


RE - Strategies for supporting pupils