Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
The SEND Code of Practice 2015 defines a child as having Special Educational Needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability which requires additional provision to be made for them in school. It defines these children as:
‘having significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, orhaving a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools’.
The SEND code of Practice states that
‘all children are entitled to an education that is appropriate to their needs, promotes high standards and enables them to fulfil their potential’.
It provides school with a statutory framework for inclusion and a graduated approach to matching provision for pupil’s special educational needs.
SEND includes any child who may require extra support because of: a cognition and learning difficulty; a social, mental health or emotional difficulty; a communication and interaction difficulty; and/or a sensory and/or physical disability albeit temporary or permanent. All children including those with special educational needs and those with disabilities admitted to the school have access to the full curriculum offered by the school. We aim to enable them to realise their potential and build the confidence needed to lead rewarding lives both now and for the future.
The school building has the following disabled facilities:-
- Wheelchair ramps and access to the building.
- Disabled toilets.
- Handrails and lever taps.
- We have an Accessibility Plan which can be viewed on our website.
- The school is committed to inclusion and will adapt any aspect of the building to facilitate this.
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