Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Definitions of special educational needs (SEN) taken from section 20 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:

a) have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or

b) have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.

A child under compulsory school age has special educational needs if they fall within the definition at (a) or (b) above or would do so if special educational provision was not made for them. Children must not be regarded as having a learning difficulty solely because the language or form of language of their home is different from the language in which they will be taught.

Have a look at the Local Offer website for information and services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families living in Redcar and Cleveland.

Our SEND Coordinator is Mrs R Lightwing who can be contacted on 01287 640414 or via [email protected].

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Whitecliffe Primary Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care.