Legislation and Guidance
“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 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.”
(Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice, 2015)
Special educational provision is educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for other children or young people of the same age by mainstream schools.
“Equality of opportunities is promoted, discrimination is tackled and learning is personalised so that all learners achieve well”
(Inclusion Tool, SSE)