Special Educational Needs Information
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child’s ability to learn. They can affect their:
- behaviour or ability to socialise, for example they struggle to make friends
- reading and writing, for example because they have dyslexia
- ability to understand things
- concentration levels, for example because they have ADHD
- physical ability
Who to talk to
If you think your child may have special educational needs, contact the SEND co-ordinator, or ‘SENDCO’ at Tittensor, Gail Craig on: 01782 372539 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your child may be eligible for:
- SEND support- support given in school, like extra intervention to help them to achieve.
- An education, health and care (EHC) plan- a plan of care and needs for children and young people aged up to 25 who have more complex needs.
What kind of SEND support does the school provide for?
The Special Educational Needs ‘Code of Practice’ 2014 (revised 2015) states that there are four main areas of need. These are as follows:
- Cognition and Learning
- Communication and Interaction
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health
- Sensory and/or Physical
The school provides for a range of needs within these areas. Some pupils may have needs in more than one area and needs can change over time.
Tittensor CE (VC) First School will have regard to the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2014 (revised 2015) when carrying out its duties toward children with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and will ensure that parents are notified if SEND provision is considered necessary for their child. This is because at Tittensor we recognise that partnership with parents is important in enabling children and young people with SEND to achieve their potential and that parents have knowledge and experience to contribute to the shared view of their child’s needs and the best ways of supporting them. All parents of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities will therefore be treated as partners and supported to play an active and valued role in their child’s education.
All schools have a statutory duty to publish a policy and Information Report about provision for children who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.