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Special Educational Needs

What are Special Educational Needs?

Children learn at different rates and show a great variety in the ways in which they learn best. Teachers take this into account when they organise their lessons. This is known as differentiating the curriculum. However, some children still find it much harder to learn than others of the same age and may need extra help. This may be because they have difficulties with:

• Reading, writing, number work or understanding information
• Expressing themselves or understanding what is being said to them
• Organising themselves
• Understanding and following rules and routines
• Making friends or relating to adults
• A medical condition
• A sensory need such as a difficulty with seeing or hearing

These children are said to have Special Educational Needs (this does not include children who are having trouble keeping up because their first language is not English).

If you have any questions at all then please speak to Mrs Marshall (SENDCo) as your first port of call. She can be contacted via the school office.

Areas of need

We keep a register of children in our school who have a special educational need or disability. This is called a Special Needs Register. Children are identified as having one or more of the following needs: 

• Cognitive and Learning (these children are in receipt of a termly review that identifies their next targets and the support that they receive to help them meet these targets).

• Communication and Interaction

• Social and Emotional

• Sensory and Physical

All children on the SEND register are identified on a class provision map.  The class teacher identifies barriers to learning and provision put in place to ensure all of the pupils make the best possible progress. 


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Valeside, Old Brow, Mossley OL5 0AP

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