Special Educational Needs (SEN):
Here at Mercenfeld Primary School we have a commitment to inclusive practice and all staff work hard to meet the individual needs of our pupils so that they are supported to be the best that they can be.
At any point in their school life a child may have Special Educational Needs (SEN). At Mercenfeld, we use the definition for SEN from the SEND Code of Practice (2014)
This states that: “A learning difficulty or disability is a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others the same age. Special educational provision means educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for others of the same age in a mainstream setting in England”.
These needs may fall within one or more of the following areas;
Communication and Interaction
Cognition and Learning
Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Sensory and Physical needs