3. How does the Academy identify SEN?


The SEN Code of Practice defines SEN as: -

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 him or her.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:


  • has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
  • 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 or mainstream post-16 institutions.

    If a pupil is identified as having SEN the academy will make provision that is 'additional to or different from ' a differentiated curriculum intended to overcome the barrier to their learning. There are four broad areas of need which are;


      • Cognition and Learning
      • Communication and Interaction
      • Social Emotional and Mental Health
      • Physical and/or Sensory



    If you are concerned that your child may have special educational needs you should contact Cheryl Barquero -SENCO .