Children who have difficulty at school may be diagnosed as having Special Educational Needs or Disability. Our Vice Principal, Ms Ryder, also has the role of Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator or Inclusion Manager.
Children’s special needs may be related to specific difficulties in aspects of learning, delayed development, physical disability or behaviour. As a parent we would involve you in the assessment and expect you to actively help your child to overcome any problems. Additional support for children with Special Educational Needs is often in the form of time from a nominated Teaching Assistant. To make sure children to not become over dependent on adult support and to enable the important social element of learning this is more often given as part of a group. Children with more significant difficulties may need an Educational Health Care Plan.