Special Education Need and Disability (SEND)

A child has special educational needs (SEND) if he or she has learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for him or her to learn than most other children and young people of about the same age.

We can help most children overcome the learning challenges they face by providing high quality differentiated teaching and ensuring that the curriculum is accessible and allows a variety of learning styles.  We are also able to adapt activities and provide additional resources to assist them with their learning.  

Some children will need extra help for some or all of their time at school, in one or more areas of their learning.  The school will work closely with parents and health professionals to do everything possible to accommodate the child and effectively support their learning. It is important that we are able to fully meet all of their needs if they are to progress and maximise their potential.

Special educational needs could mean that a child or young person has:

  •  learning difficulties – in acquiring basic skills in their learning
  • social, emotional or mental health difficulties –this could involve difficulties making friends/ relating to adults / regulating their emotions or behaviour, behaving or difficulties with their mental health
  • specific learning difficulties – with reading (phonics), writing, maths or understanding and processing information
  • sensory or physical needs – such as a hearing impairment/visual impairment, physical difficulties which might affect them accessing their learning, or a sensory overload in one or more area
  • communication problems – in expressing themselves or understanding and processing what others are saying
  • medical or health conditions – which may slow down a child’s or young person’s progress and/or involves treatment that affects his or her education.

 Children make progress at different rates and have different ways in which they learn best. Teachers take this into account when planning lessons and teaching.

When considering academic success we assess progress from the child’s starting point, whatever level that may be. It is equally important to provide them will the skills and experiences that enable them to develop and progress socially and emotionally.

Our SENCo is Michelle Tanser and she can be contacted on 01604 842078 or email senco@thebramptons.northants-ecl.gov.uk.

More details are available in our SEN Information Report.