SEND & Inclusion
What is a Special Educational Need?
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person’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
All children may at some time have special needs, including able pupils. Whenever possible these needs are catered for by the child’s class teacher, with support from other staff.
When identifying children with SEND we adopt a ‘Graduated Approach’.
a) Any pupils who are falling significantly outside of the range of expected academic achievement in line with predicted performance indicators and grade boundaries will be monitored.
b) Once a pupil has been identified as possibly having SEND they will be closely monitored by staff in order to gauge their level of learning and possible difficulties and appropriate support will be put in place.
d) The SENDCo will be consulted as needed for support and advice and may wish to observe the pupil in class.
e) Through (b) and (d) it can be determined which level of provision the child will need going forward. Some children will be identified as SEND and will need specialist support services. Parents will be informed before any pupil is on the SEND register or receiving specialist support.
i) Parent’s evenings, EHAT reviews and termly Pupil Profile meetings are used to monitor and discuss the progress being made by children on the SEND register with parents.
St Gregory's SENDCo - Miss H Williams
Contact details - firstname.lastname@example.org
St Gregory's Governor with responsibilities for SEND - Mrs Green