3.How does the Academy identify SEND?


The SEND Code of Practice defines SEND as: -

A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

    A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

• has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or

has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.

If a pupil is identified as having SEND the academy will make provision that is ‘additional to or different from’ a differentiated curriculum intended to overcome the barrier to their learning.  There are four broad areas of need:

communication and interaction

cognition and learning

social, emotional and mental health difficulties

sensory and physical needs


If you are concerned that your child may have special educational needs you should contact Charlotte Moore –SENDCO.