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Definition of SEND

A child or young person has SEND 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 if he or she:

a) has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority or others of the same age; or

b) 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. [SEND code of Practice 2015, p15.]

Provision for SEND

At Fulston Manor School we can make provision for each category of need as defined in the SEND Code of Practice 2014:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Sensory and/or physical needs

Fulston Manor School currently meets the needs of students with a Statement of Special Educational Need [SSEN] /Education, Health and Care Plan [EHCP] with needs from each of the four categories above. Decisions on the admission of students with a Statement of SEN / EHCP are made by the Local Authority.

The admission arrangements for students without a Statement of SEN/ EHCP do not discriminate against or disadvantage disabled students or those with special educational needs.

Further information

For further information on identification and provision as well as the SEND information report (Appendix 3) please see the SEND policy located in our policies section here