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What does special educational needs mean?

If a child has a learning difficulty or a disability that makes it harder for them to learn than most children of their age, they may have special educational needs (SEN).

As many as one in five children may experience some kind of difficulty in learning at some point of their school life.

Special educational needs in schools

All children with SEN should have their needs met. Most children will get the help they need from their school or early years setting.

Every school in Sandwell has a teacher, the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), who is responsible for co-ordinating support for pupils with SEN in their school.

If you are worried about your child’s progress ask for a discussion with the SENCO and/or the class teacher so that you can explain your concerns and hear how the school will be able to help.

Local Offer 2015

SEN Information Report

SEN & Disability Procedure & Policy – St Chad’s Academies Trust

Accessibility Plan 2016