Special Educational Needs and Disability
We are committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils in all areas of primary school life. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our pupils and take into account the additional support required by those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Barriers to Learning
The term ‘Barriers to learning’ refers to difficulties or situations that prevent a child from making age appropriate progress. A child may experience one or more barriers. It is our role to work with you to remove the barriers to learning and enable children to reach their full potential.
These are the main groups of barriers to learning a child may experience:
- Learning difficulties (in acquiring basic skills in school)
- Communication problems (in expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
- Specific learning difficulty (with reading, writing, number work or understanding information)
- A physical, medical or health condition (which may slow down a child’s progress and/or involves treatment that affects his or her education)
- Sensory or physical needs (such as hearing or visual impairment, which might affect them in school)
- Emotional, social and behavioural difficulties (making friends or relating to adults or behaving appropriately in school)
At our school all teachers are teachers of SEND pupils and the majority of our pupils have their needs met within the classroom setting or through interventions.