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What is SEND?

A child has special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) if they have a learning difficulty or disability which means that they find it significantly harder to learn, or to do activities which children the same age are able to do.


These children may need extra help, support or special provision, that goes beyond the differentiated approaches and learning arrangements that are normally provided in class, to allow them to make.


If your child has special educational needs or a disability their needs will fall into one or more of the four main areas of SEN;


           1.  Communication and interaction

     Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)

2.  Cognition and learning
Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD)
Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD)
Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD)
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty (PMLD)


 3.  Behavioural, emotional and social


 4.   Physical and sensory

Visual Impairment (VI)
Hearing Impairment (HI)
Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI)
Physical Disability (PD)


We rigorously track and monitor the progress of all our pupils.  Teachers in conjunction with the SENCO and where appropriate External Agencies will look at those pupils who are not making the progress we would expect and extra support and interventions will be put in place.  We regularly monitor and review the SEN Register.