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Special Educational Needs at Fleetdown Primary Academy


The definition of SEN in the new SEND Code of Practice (2014):


"A child or young person has SEN 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 or disability if he or she:


  • Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
  • 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."


We aim to identify any children with a Special Educational Need (SEN) early and make sure that we tailor the curriculum and provision to meet their needs.  This always starts in the classroom with differentiation and strategies to support learning, but may also involve interventions outside of the classroom if deemed appropriate.  As a school, we can always access external support to make sure that we are putting in place all strategies and support that is needed for learning.


We work in partnership with parents/carers to make sure that children are happy in school and are achieving the very best that they can.  Our partnership with parents is key in making sure that the parental voice is hard and that home and school and working in the best interests of the children.


Useful Links and Information

For more information on support groups and organisations for parents of children with SEN please visit the Kent Local Offer website here: Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) - Kent County Council

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