A child has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made that is additional to, or different from, that which is generally made for children of the same age.
There are four broad areas of special educational need, these are:
- Communication and Interaction
This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
- Cognition and Learning
This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn
- Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.
At Witton-le-Wear Primary School we are committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils in all areas of school life. We aim for every pupil to fulfil their potential no matter what their needs, as we recognise that all pupils are entitled to an effective quality of provision Our School is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families. We believe in positive intervention to aid the removal of any barrier to enable access for all to quality teaching and learning. We aim to:
- Provide a secure and accessible environment in which all our children can flourish and in which all contributions are considered and valued.
- Provide a safe, caring atmosphere where all children can enjoy learning, experience success, increase confidence, self-belief and self-respect, aspiring to reach their full potential and become the best version of themselves.
- Include and value the contribution of all families to our understanding of equality and diversity, working in partnership with parents and pupils to provide a positive educational experience for all.
- Provide positive non-stereotyping information about gender roles, diverse ethnic and cultural groups and disabled people, promoting an ethos of respect and empathy, where diversity is valued and celebrated.
- Make inclusion a thread that runs through all the activities of our school.
- Ensure all our pupils are independent, inquiring learners, who welcome challenge with resilience and perseverance