The Code of Practice states that a child or young person has SEN if they have a’ learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her’

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

  • has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
  • has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.

There are four broad areas of need. These are:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Sensory and physical needs

Ivegill CE Primary school endeavours to meet the needs of children with Special Educational Needs. The following aims to outline how this is achieved, what to expect from the school and what to do if you (the parent) have a concern.

Click here for the full SEN Code of Practice 2017


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