What does SEND mean?
A child or young person aged from 0 to 25 years has special educational needs or disability (SEND) if they:
- have a learning difficulty or disability which makes it much harder for them to learn than other pupils of the same age
- they require special educational provision to be made for them
- SEN is a legal term. A detailed description can be found in the SEND Code of Practice (SEN on page 15 and disability on page 16). Or you can read the easy-read version of the SEND Code of Practice from Mencap.
Different types of special educational needs or disability (SEND)
Children with SEND may need extra help or support, or special provision made for them to have the same opportunities of other children of their age.
The 4 areas of need according to the SEND Code of Practice
If your child has a SEND, their needs will fall into one or more of the following 4 areas. To find out more about each area of needs, what support Highwood provides and how to support at home, please click below.
- Communication and Interaction Needs
- Cognition & Learning
- Social, Emotional & Mental Health
- Sensory and/or Physical
Further information about Inclusion and SEN can be found on our website as follows:
- Inclusion Policy (see Policies section of our website)
- SEND Policy (see Policies section of our website)
- SEN Information report (or click on document below)
- SEND Websites
- Hertfordshire SEND Provision
- How to decide on the right school for a child with SEND