What are special educational needs and what is a disability?
Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn
What does special educational needs mean?
Children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) often need extra help and support to learn.
The SEND Code of Practice sets out four areas of SEN:
Communicating and interacting
- communicating and interacting
- cognition and learning
- social, emotional and mental health difficulties
- sensory or physical needs
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
- learn at a slower pace than others their age
- find it hard to understand parts of the curriculum
- have difficulties in organising themselves or remembering things
- have a specific difficulty with one particular part of their learning, such as literacy or numeracy
This means a child or young person:
Sensory or physical needs
- finds managing relationships difficult
- is withdrawn
- behaves in a way that causes problems for themselves and others
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 Judith Evans.
Below are school policies which relate to SEN 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...