Everyone needs a little help from time to time and others need more regular intervention, whatever your need we aim to unlock your learning block and help you achieve your potential.
Identifying the need
What is a Special Educational Need?
A learning need that falls outside the average expectations for a pupil of their own age
Learning difficulty – Specific or General
General learning difficulty = delay in language acquisition, verbal, written, processing skills, storing of information, recall and sequence etc.
Specific = Dyslexia, dyspraxia, visual, hearing, physical, medical, ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder), Speech, Language and Communication
Special Education Need – Defined
A child or a young person has special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special education provision to be made for them.
A student of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
- Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning that the majority of children the same age.
- Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in mainstream schools within the area of the local education authority.
A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things in any area of life, not just at school.
A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. Around 1.5m people in the UK have one.
All these difficulties are linked to the same area in the brain and therefore they often overlap
All teachers are teachers of special needs and inclusive teaching ensures all pupils make excellent progress!
Pupils are closely monitored and interventions are appropriate and pro-active.
If you have any concerns, or questions – just ring. 01530 831561 Katrina Farragher SENCo