Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs are catered for well by the school. Pupils are identified accurately and clearly distinguished from others who are underachieving due to other reasons, such as poor attendance. They receive effective and well-targeted extra help. Learning support assistants are well trained to support them and teachers plan work that will meet their individual needs. Consequently, this group of pupils make good progress. The few pupils who speak English as an additional language make as good or better progress than their peers.
- Ofsted 2013
What is SEND?
SEN stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Some children have learning needs or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. Sometimes these children may need extra help or different support than others to make the progress that they are capable of. Some children will have a need for extra support at some point in their primary education. Other children will need extra or different support throughout their time in school and beyond.
It is important is that your child receives the right support so that they can make progress. All teachers give their pupils the correct tasks and learning 'at their level'. This is called 'differentiation.' However, some children will require some support on top of good quality teaching. This will be SEN support which can mean small group work or individual work tailored to your child's needs.