Special Educational Needs and Disability

A child has specific educational needs if they have a learning difficulty that calls for additional provision to be made for them.  This means provision which is additional to or different from, that generally provided for children of their age, in a mainstream school. 

Children have a learning difficulty if they: 

  • have significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age.  
  • have a medical or behavioural difficulty or physical or mental disability that prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities generally provided for children of the same age.  

As a school we aim to support and integrate pupils with specific educational needs, to enable them to have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, which is differentiated to meet individual needs and abilities.  We encourage pupils and parents to express their views, which are respected and valued.  The knowledge, experience and support of parents is vital to the school to ensure all pupils are well motivated to learn and have a high self-esteem.  The school follows the graduated approach to intervention to help children who have SEND as set out in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. The identified personnel and record keeping forms and procedures are documented in the policy. 

For further information for how our school provides for children with SEND please see Our Local Offer or look at the link for the LA offer: 

The SEND Policy 2017 can be found in the school policies section. 

Thank you, 

Melanie Harbottle  

SENCo 

Westfield Primary School Local Offer