The SEND Code of Practice
‘The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0-25 years 2014’ is a national guide that gives all schools and Local Authorities in the country the guidance to identify, assess and support children in schools.
What does Special Educational Needs mean?
Children with special educational needs have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. About 1 in 5 children will have difficulties at school at some time and will require extra support to help their learning.
Children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) may have difficulties with:
• All of the work in school
• Reading, writing, number work or understanding information
• Expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
• Making friends or relating to adults
• Organising themselves
• Sight, speech, hearing or a physical need which may affect them in school.
Within the Code of Practice, there are 4 broad categories of SEND:
• Communication and Interaction: children with speech, language and
communication needs, including those with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
• Cognition and Learning: children with moderate, severe or profound and multiple
• Social, emotional and mental health difficulties: this includes children who show withdrawn or challenging behaviours for a variety of reasons, have attention
deficit disorder, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder or attachment disorder.
• Sensory and/or physical needs: this includes children with a visual impairment, hearing impairment, multi-sensory impairment or a physical disability.
Teaching Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Ladywood
At Ladywood we believe ‘if we can dream it we can do it!’ We aim to meet the individual needs of every child to enable them to fulfill their own potential. All children have the right to a broad, balanced curriculum including extra curricular activities and we will make all reasonable adjustments to ensure each child is fully supported.
Please see our Inclusion Policy which details provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.