How / when might your child be identified with SEND?

A child has a special need if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.

A child with special needs could have difficulties with:

  • All of the work in school
  • Reading, writing, numbers or understanding information
  • Expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
  • Making friends or relating to people
  • Organising themselves
  • Personal care
  • Understanding and meeting school expectations.

They may also have a sensory or physical health need which may affect them in school.

At Elmwood Infant and Nursery School we believe that all children are entitled to an education that enables them make the best possible progress, become confident individuals and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community. We are an inclusive school that values the different experiences, capabilities and strengths of each child in a caring, supportive environment that provides equal opportunities for all. We aim to secure access, participation and success for children with a range of needs.

What do we mean by SEND?

Who should I contact to discuss concerns or needs of my child?