Special Educational Needs
Sissinghurst (VA) Church of England Primary School is committed to providing an inclusive education for all young people, regardless of ability, gender, language, ethnic or cultural origin. We work effectively with a wide variety of agencies and individuals to focus on improving outcomes for all children with Special Educational Needs.
What are special needs?
Special educational needs could mean that a child has:
learning difficulties – in acquiring basic skills in school
emotional and behavioural difficulties – making friends or relating to adults or behaving properly in school
specific learning difficulty – with reading, writing, number work or understanding information
sensory or physical needs - such as hearing or visual impairment, which might affect them in school
communication problems – in expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
medical or health conditions – which may slow down a child’s progress and/or involves treatment that affects his or her education.
Children make progress at different rates and have different ways in which they learn best. Teachers take account of this in the way they organise their lessons and teach. Children making slower progress or having particular difficulties in one area may be given extra help or different lessons to help them succeed.
At Sissinghurst Primary School we are committed to:
Raising the standards of attainment for all SEN students through a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that is differentiated to meet individual learning styles.
Creating a climate where all staff are aware that they are responsible for students with SEN and plan their lessons accordingly.
Please see inclusion section of website for details of how we provide for SEND needs at Sissinghurst School.