At the heart of the work of every primary school class is a continuous cycle of planning, teaching and assessment which takes account of the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of the children. The majority of children will learn and progress within these arrangements. Those children whose overall attainments and achievement in specific subjects fall significantly outside the expected range may have Special Educational Needs (SEN).
At St. Elizabeth’s, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils based on three principles:
- setting suitable learning challenges;
- responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs;
- overcoming potential barriers to learning.
Children have Special Educational Needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.
Children have a learning difficulty if they:
- have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age;
- have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age. This may relate to impairments in communication and interaction, cognition and learning, behavioural, emotional and social development, or sensory or physical needs.
Special educational provision is that which is additional to or different from the educational provision made generally for children of their age. Our SEN Policy details how we aim to ensure that the necessary provision is made for any pupil who has SEN and those needs are made known to all staff who are likely to work with them.
As a school, we also have a SEN Information Report which details further the support which we as a school offer SEND pupils. Mrs Miles has recently taken over as our Inclusion Manager which includes the role of SENCO and she is always happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about SEND. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment.