What is SEND?

 

SEND stands for Special Educational needs or Disabilities and it is a term used in schools to describe the support given to children who have:

• a significant or greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others at the same age.
• or 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.

Children who receive SEND support are placed on a register so that their progress can be closely monitored by Mrs Turner the Inclusion Manager. Some children will receive SEN support throughout their education and others may only need it just for a period of time.

The SEND code of practice, which Mrs Turner uses to guide what she does in Manor Infant School, talks about SEND in 4 categories and these are shown below.

Cognition and learning - Does your child find it difficult to learn or remember new ideas?

Sensory and physical - Does your child have physical or sensory difficulties?

Social, mental and emotional health - Does your child need extra support to behave, follow rules and be happy?

Communication and interaction - Does your child need extra support with speaking and listening or understanding social rules?

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