(Special Educational Needs and Disability)
The Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice: for 0 to 25 years (Statutory guidance for organisations who work with and support children and young people with SEND), which came into effect in September 2014, is the document which gives us guidance on increasing options and improving provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs.
This definition appears at the beginning of the document:
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 copy of the SEND code of practice can be found below:
SENCO stands for "Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator". A SENCO is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school's SEN policy. All mainstream schools must appoint a teacher to be their SENCO.
What does a SENCO do?
The SENCO will co-ordinate additional support for pupils with SEN and liaise with their parents, teachers and other professionals who are involved with them.
Mrs Naomi Best is the SENCO at Heather Ridge and can be contacted via email at: . If you would like to arrange an appointment with Mrs Naomi Best, Please call the school office on 01276 24918