To enable pupils with SEND to fully participate in school life, through a 3-tiered approach to SEN support (See SEN Provision section), we make all reasonable adjustments possible to support a range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the classroom and school across the 4 broad areas of need:
Cognition and Learning
Communication and Interactions
Social, emotional and mental health
Sensory and Physical
Cognition and Learning (C&L):
Difficulties might include challenges with reading and spelling, learning new information and concepts, working with numbers, working memory and concentration. Such difficulties might include ‘Specific Learning Difficulties’ (i.e. dyslexia, dysgraphia) and moderate learning difficulties.
Communication and interaction (C&I):
Difficulties might include understanding or using language and communicating socially with others. This might include conditions or disorders such as: Specific language impairment, autism and speech sound disorders/delay.
Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH):
Difficulties might include experiencing anxiety, stress, distress or anger that have an impact on accessing education.
Sensory and/or physical (S/P):
This might include sensory processing difficulties affecting movement and co-ordination, physical disabilities, sensory sensitives and sensory impairment (i.e. Hearing Impairment)
It is common for pupils to have SEND difficulties that span two or more of these areas. If this is the case, SEN support is designed to best support your child’s need using the resources available.