Bures Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

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Special Educational Needs

A child has special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) if they have a learning difficulty or disability which means that they find it significantly harder to learn, or to do activities expected for their age.

These children may need extra support, or special provision made for them, to ensure they can fully access the curriculum and all school activities.

If your child has special educational needs or disabilities their needs will fall into one or more of the four main areas of SEN, as outlined within the SEND Code of Practice. 

Communication and Interaction

  • Speech, Language and Communication  Needs (SLCN)
  • Autism

Cognition and Learning

  • Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD)
  • Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD)
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty (PMLD)

Social, Emotional and Mental Health 

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) 
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 
  • Anxiety 
  • Attachment 
  • Mental Health

Physical and Sensory

  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI)
  • Physical Disability (PD)

Have a look at our SEND information report to find out how we monitor the progress of children and what our universal offer is to support children with SEND. Also outlined on the information report is a range of strategies/interventions that are used within our setting. 

Support Plans and Pupil Passports 

For children on the SEND register, we follow the Assess, Plan, Do, Review cycle. We use provision map to create indivudal support plans and pupil passports for children which are reviewed termly. We use a child-centred approach and the child's view, parent/carer view and teacher view are all incorporated within these plans. 

Additional support 

We work closely with specialist teachers from the Specialist Education Services (SES) to support children in our setting, when approrpaite to do so. We follow Suffolk's graduated response and will consider an Educational, Health, Care Needs Assessments (EHCNA) if required. 

send information report 2023 2024.pdf


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