The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice: for 0 – 25 years (2014): states that:
A child or young person has Special Educational Needs (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.
At The Galfrid School we believe that:
- all children should be valued regardless of their abilities or difficulties
- all children are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet individual needs
- all teachers are teachers of children with SEN
- all children can be enabled to fulfil their potential through effective teaching and learning, support and encouragment
- effective assessment and provision for children with SEN will be secured with partnership with parents/carers, children, the Local Education Authority and any relevant outside agencies
Our policies reflect our commitment to fulfil our responsibilities to those children who may need support during their time with us.