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SEND support - An information leaflet for parents

What is SEND?

Some children find learning more challenging than others, and as a consequence may need extra support. Children may have difficulty with:

  • Reading, writing and maths
  • Expressing themselves
  • Interacting with others
  • Following lessons
  • Controlling their emotions
  • Sensory or physical mobility

These difficulties can be barriers to learning. Schools assess all their children to identify their strengths and needs, and how they can best be supported.

What is SEND support?

This is the additional help that assists children to access the curriculum. This could include:

  • Help in the classroom, individually or in a small group
  • Intervention outside the classroom one-to-one or in a small group
  • Support from specialist such as a speech and language therapist
  • An Education Health and Care Plan

The school will discuss with parents when agreeing what support to provide and what it will achieve.

Questions you may have.

How do I know if my child needs SEN support?

If your child is not making expected progress for his/her year group, they may need SEN support.

How will the school decide what type of support my child receives?

Every child’s needs are different and will change over time.

The school will assess each child’s needs to identify the most appropriate support. The school will regularly review the support your child receives and you will be invited to a review meeting.

What if I think my child needs further support?

Please speak to your class teacher first and they will arrange a meeting with the SEND co-ordinator to facilitate further discussion.

Where to go for further information

School web site

The school’s SEND policy and information report set out more detailed information about the support available for children with SEN and disabilities.

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