What is SEND?
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person’s ability to learn. They can affect their:
- behaviour or ability to socialise, for example they struggle to make friends
- reading and writing, for example because they have dyslexia
- ability to understand things
- concentration levels, for example because they have ADHD
- physical ability
Who to talk to
If you think your child may have special educational needs the first person to talk to is their class teacher. This may be followed up by the school SENco-ordinator, or ‘SENCO’ . At our school the SENCO is Mr Purslow.