What are special educational needs?

A young person may have special educational needs (SEND)  if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which requires special educational provision to me made for him or her. The definition of a special educational need is ‘where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.’ (Definition taken from ‘Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years’ 2014).

Special educational provision means educational provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for others of the same age in a mainstream setting in England. A pupil or young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

The school recognises that it is teachers’ responsibility to meet the needs of all pupils in their class through their classroom organisation, teaching materials, teaching style and differentiation. However, if the pupil does not make adequate progress even when teaching approaches are targeted at his/her identified difficulty, then the pupil may be identified as having special educational needs.

Click here to view the school’s SEND Policy.


Staff and contacts for SEND

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) XXX Mr J Chadwick XXX JChadwick@ttlt.org.uk
Assistant SENCo XXX Mrs S Ashe XXX SAshe@ttlt.org.uk
SENCo Facilitator (Intervention) XXX Mrs S Hodgkinson XXX shodgkinson@ttlt.org.uk

SEND Information Report

Our SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Information Report offers information for parents and carers about the services they and their family can expect from a range of local agencies,  including their statutory entitlements. Click here to read the Leek High School SEND Information Report.

Review Date: July 2024