Definition of Special Educational Needs (SEN)
"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 them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
a) have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
b) have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions."
SEN Code of Practice 2014
Definition of Disability
‘A physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on the ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’
Equality Act of 2010
The purpose of this document is to ensure that all stakeholders, including parents, teaching staff and governors understand and use a consistent approach in implementing support for young people with special educational needs.