What do we mean by Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Many children need additional support at some stage in their school life, for many differing reasons. This may be for a relatively short period of time, or it may be throughout the time they are at school.
Those children who receive support for an extended period of time, or need more intensive support, or have been identified with more complex needs will be included on the school’s SEN register.
The four main areas of need (as identified in the Children and Families Act 2014) are:
• Communication and interaction
This would include children who have difficulty in interacting with the people and the world around them.
• Cognition and learning
Children who find learning, thinking and understanding harder than most other pupils.
• Social, emotional and mental health
Children who may experience difficulty in managing their emotions, behaviour in a way that affects their daily life.
• Sensory and/or physical
Children who have a disability that may make it difficult for them to manage their everyday life without change or support
At Our Lady’s we support/have supported children across this range of needs and are happy to talk to you about areas in more detail, or discuss the particular needs of your child.