Special Educational Needs (SEN)
A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for extra help to be provided to them.
A child of compulsory school age has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
- have significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age
- have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions
Children are not considered to have SEN just because their first language is not English.
A child under compulsory school age has SEN:
- if they are likely to come under the definitions above when they reach compulsory school age or
- would do so if special educational provision was not made for them
Please see our SEND Inspection report - Written Statement of Action page.
Page last updated: 08/01/2020