What is SEND

SEND

What do we mean by the term Special Educational Needs

Definition of Special Educational Needs from the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice: for 0-25 years (2014)

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 them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:

  • have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
  • have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice: for 0 – 25 years (2014):  states that:

A child or young person has Special Educational Needs (SEN) if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:

a) have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or

b) have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind  generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions

At Summerhill Primary School we believe that:

  • all children should be valued regardless of their abilities or difficulties
  • all children are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet individual needs
  • all teachers are teachers of children with SEND
  • all children can be enabled to fulfil their potential through effective teaching and learning, supporting and encouraging
  • effective assessment and provision for children with SEND will be secured with partnership with parents/carers, children, the Local Education Authority and any relevant outside agencies

The SEND section of this website contains information about SEND and some of the many ways in which we seek to fulfill our responsibilities to those children who may need support during their time with us.