What is SEN?
At different periods throughout their school life, a child or young person may have a special educational need (SEN).
This is defined by the SEN Code of Practice as follows:
‘A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age. A child or young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she: a) has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age or, b) has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.’
Identification of pupils with SEN
Where a pupil’s progress is significantly below age related expectations, despite high quality teaching targeted at specific areas of difficulty, provision of SEN may be made. Brimscombe we are committed to the early identification of barriers to learning. Some of the ways in which we identify pupils who may have SEN include:
- Routinely carrying out assessments of children, including observations, class based and diagnostic assessments.
- Communicating and consulting with all stakeholders, including parents and guardians and external agencies.
- Monitoring the progress that children are making through interventions and class based learning.
- Holding termly pupil progress meetings where the progress of all pupils, including those with SEN is reviewed.
- Working with the SENCO so that potential barriers to learning may be quickly identified.
If at any point you have any concerns regarding your child’s progress or well-being please speak to either your child’s class teacher or the SENCO Mr Roberts or Mrs Adamson to explore your query further.
You can download key documents below