Special Educational Needs
Special Educational Needs (SEN)
What is SEN?
In the 1996 Education Order, a child is described as having special educational needs (SEN) if they have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than other children which calls for special educational provision to be made for them, that is additional to or otherwise different from that which children of a similar age receive in an ordinary school.
When a child is identified as having a SEN need they will be placed on the SEN Code of Practice, usually starting at stage 1.
Following discussion with the child and parent/carer a PLP- Personal Learning Plan - will be created with specific targets for the young person to work towards. This will be reviewed annually and progress against the targets monitored.
Stage 1 is School Delivered Special Educational Provision
If no progress is made by the child following Stage 1, the school may apply for external educational provision to be implemented by the EA from one of the EA Pupil Support Services or a service from a Health and Social Care Trust.
Stage 2 is School Delivered Educational Provision plus external educational provision being provided by the EA.
A child at Stage 3 will be in receipt of a Statement of Special Educational following a statutory assessment and will be receiving special educational provision as set out in the Statement.
While the first person to contact about any pupil in school is their Form Teacher, the Form Teacher may in turn, contact the SENCO on your behalf to seek advice.
Miss D Osborne Senior Teacher Curriculum and SENCO
Mr K Lunn Senior Teacher Pastoral and SENCO
Mrs L Todd SEN secretary
Mrs A Black Classroom Assistant
Miss C Grant Classroom Assistant
Miss J Mailey Classroom Assistant
Mrs E Zukowska Classroom Assistant
Past Pupils supported by the SEN Department
- coming soon.