SEND Information

Welcome to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities page. In this section you will find out how we identify children with SEND and the provision that we put in place to help meet their needs.  We believe it is every child’s right to achieve his or her full potential.  We aim to raise the aspirations of, and expectations for all pupils with Special Educational Needs.

Below is a video explaining our SEND Report Information:


The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators in school are Mrs Hilary Gawden-Bone and Mrs Jean Hawksworth. If you have any questions about SEND then please do not hesitate to come into school to arrange to speak to our co-ordinators.


Jean Hawkesworth
Senior Leader For Inclusion

Hilary Gawdon-Bone
Leadership Coordinator for SEND 

Zoe Brown
Learning Mentor 

 George Edwards
Learning Mentor

What is SEND?

A child has special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) if they have a learning difficulty or disability which means that they find it significantly harder to learn, or to do activities which children the same age are able to do.

These children need extra help or support, or special provision made for them to allow them to use the same facilities as other children of the same age.

If your child has special educational needs or disabilities their needs will fall into one or more of the four main areas of SEN;

1. Communication and interaction

  • Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)
  • Autism

2. Cognition and learning

  • Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD)
  • Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD)
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty (PMLD)

3. Emotional and social

4. Physical and sensory

  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI)
  • Physical Disability (PD)

 Children whose needs fall into a mixture of these four categories have complex needs. A child is described as having mild or severe learning difficulties depending on the degree of their needs and the impact they have on their lives.

Below are guides for parents and carers that has been put together by the Department for Education.  It has a more detailed explanation of SEND and the key principles of the system.

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