Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Miss Jodie Homewood is our Inclusion Manager, she is supported by Mrs Katherine Rowland (SENCo Support Assistant)
They have a day-to-day responsibility for the operation of our SEN policy and coordination of specific provision made to support individual pupils with SEN, including those who have EHC (Educational Health Care) plans. They provide professional guidance to colleagues and will work closely with staff, parents and other agencies. They are aware of the provision in the Local Offer and work with professionals providing a support role to families to ensure that our pupils with SEN receive appropriate support and high quality teaching.
Children have special educational needs if they have difficulties in one or more of the following areas, and need support that is different from and additional to that provided for other children:
Communication and interaction
– this includes children with speech language and communication needs (SLCN) and those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) including Asperger’s Syndrome.
- Cognition and learning
– this includes children with moderate learning difficulties (MLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD) and profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). This also includes children with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.
- Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
– social, emotional and mental health difficulties may manifest themselves in many ways including becoming withdrawn or isolated, as well displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviour. Other children may have disorders such as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder or attachment disorder.
- Sensory and/or physical needs
- this includes children with visual impairment (VI), hearing impairment (HI), multi-sensory impairment (MSI) and physical disability (PD).