DEFINITION OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
Children have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty that calls for special educational provision to be made for them. These difficulties may be sensory, cognitive, physical, social or emotional and some children may have complex needs which cover a range of difficulties. This is in-line with The Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice, revised in 2014. (See also Disability Policy). Some pupils find work difficult because their first language is not English. They do not have special educational needs unless they also have a learning difficulty. Their needs are explained in our EAL policy.