Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Slip End Village School is committed to providing a high quality education for all children. We believe that every child who attends our school, including those identified as having Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) have an equal entitlement to a broad, balanced curriculum. We are passionate about supporting all pupils in achieving a positive outcome and developing life skills for a positive future. The school’s links with outside agencies are strong and ensure that support is sought when necessary to enable disabled pupils and those with special education needs to access the learning that takes place. We set high expectations which support pupils to achieve their full potential whilst maintaining an environment that encourages growth, resilience, and a love for learning.

The four broad areas of need

Children and young people will have different types of SEND. The type of support they might need will depend on their main area of need. These are generally talked about as four broad areas of need which are described in more detail in the SEND Code of Practice 2015

Communication and Interaction

How children communicate, understand, and play with others around them. This will also include children with speech, language, and communication needs.

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Factors which impact a child’s overall wellbeing, such as: emotions, social interactions, and relationships with others which may result in behaviours of concern.

Cognition and Learning

This includes difficulty with learning or remembering basic skills. They may have difficulty with literacy or numeracy or learn at a slower pace than others.

Sensory and/or Physical Needs

This includes vision, hearing or multisensory impairments, physical disabilities, or sensitivities to aspects of the environment.

 

Below you will find links to support services and resources that you may find useful.