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SEND – Special Educational Needs and/or Disability

What is SEND?

You may here schools, other parents and professionals talking about SEND - but what does it mean?

 SEND stands for  Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and having any of these can affect a child or young person’s ability to learn. Your child or a child you know may have difficulties in these areas:

  • behaviour or ability to socialise, for example they struggle to make friends
  • reading and writing, for example because they have dyslexia or a delay in their learning
  • ability to understand things
  • concentration levels, for example because they have ADHD
  • physical ability to undertake tasks both at classroom level or in sports or play.

Who to talk to

If you think your child may have special educational needs, we have an active SEND team in school who will be happy to discuss your concerns.

They are:

Mrs Christine MacDonald and Miss Lucy Bowden.

Come and talk to us if you think your child needs any of the following help:

 

  • a special learning programme
  • extra help from a teacher or assistant
  • to work in a smaller group
  • observation in class or at break     
  • help taking part in class activities
  • extra encouragement in their learning, eg to ask questions or to try something they find difficult
  • help communicating with other children
  • support with physical or personal care difficulties, eg eating, getting around school safely or using the toilet

 

There is a document provided by the government that might give you some further reading if you are interested or concerned. Please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers

 

Our SEND Report, including our Local Offer.

Our School Accessibility Plan

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