A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made that is additional to or different from that
made generally for other children or young people of the same age. (CoP 2015, p16). At Shotley Bridge Primary School we strive to make adaptations for all children, to meet their individual needs, including those adjustments made as part of daily classroom life, we call these quality first teaching adjustments. Some children may require support beyond this to meet their special educational needs.
There are four broad areas of special educational need, these are:
- Communication and Interaction
This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
- Cognition and Learning
This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn
- Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.