WHAT IS SEND?
The SEND Code of Practice 2014 includes the following broad definition: A child or young person has SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) 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
- 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 Code of Practice 2014 identifies 4 main areas of need:
- Communication and Interaction
- Cognition and Learning
- Social, Mental and Emotional health
- Sensory and/ or Physical Needs
From September 2014 all schools are required to provide information to parents about how they will support children and their families if a child is deemed to have special educational needs.
We hope that the following information will answer your questions and outline the way in which we at Our Lady’s Bishop Eton support children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.
For further information, please read the schools Learners Who Need More Handbook.