Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information

At Harrold Lower School we recognise that our pupils have a variety of needs and aspirations. We are committed to the inclusion of all pupils in a broad and balanced curriculum, made accessible through differentiated activities. The needs of a significant minority of the children require consideration beyond that given to other pupils (a Special Educational Need).

We aim to ensure the identification of all pupils requiring Special Educational Needs provision as early as possible in their school career and to ensure that SEN pupils take as full a part as possible in all school activities.

We aim to keep parents fully informed of their child’s progress and attainment and to ensure that pupils are involved, where practicable, in decisions affecting their future SEN provision.

We recognise that many pupils will have special needs at some time during their school life. We believe pupils will be helped to overcome their difficulties by parents, teachers and pupils working together.

Definition of Special Educational Needs

A child has special educational needs if he or she has learning difficulties that call for special educational provision to be made.

Children have a learning difficulty if they have significantly greater difficulty in learning than most children of the same age or have a disability which needs different educational facilities from those that schools generally provide for children of the same age in the area.

Educational provision is that which is additional to, or otherwise different from, the educational provision made generally for children of their age in schools maintained by Bedford Borough.

If your child has been identified as having a special educational need there is further information and confidential support provided by Bedford Borough through the Parent Partnership Service. Please follow this link for more information.

http://www.bedford.gov.uk/education_and_learning/parental_support/parent_partnership_service.aspx

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