What does special educational needs and disabilities mean?
Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn.
Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) often need extra help and support to learn.
The SEND Code of Practice sets out four areas of SEND:
Communicating and interacting
Speech, language and communication difficulties make it difficult for a child or young person to understand how to communicate effectively or appropriately with others.
Cognition and learning
Children and young people with cognitive and learning difficulties:
Social, emotional and mental health issues
This means a child or young person:
Sensory or physical needs
This includes visual or hearing impairments, or a physical need that means they require extra ongoing support and equipment.
Parents who believe that their child may have Special Educational Needs should in the first instance contact the class teacher who will liaise with our SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator), Mrs Asha Wride. We also have a SEND Governor, Mrs Caroline Horwood.
Below are school policies which relate to SEND provision:
The Swindon Borough Local Offer and links to other support services can be found HERE...
Wanborough Primary School also recognises the importance of Young Carers and is working to support them. Please read more HERE...