Arlecdon Primary School is a fully inclusive school and we ensure that all of our pupils are able to access all aspects of learning and school life during their time with us.
We provide carefully targeted additional support for children experiencing learning, emotional, behavioural or physical difficulties. We endeavour to enable these children to reach their full potential and increase their self esteem. We always put the child’s best interest at the heart of decision making and believe in early identification leading to the most effective targeted support.
Progress is regularly monitored and reviewed to ensure targets are met. We encourage close liaison with parents to ensure that they are fully informed of their child’s progress and we believe it is vital to work in partnership with parents. We also work with external organisations and act on advice and guidance to ensure we fully support our young people.
We provide all of our young people with a wealth of extra curricular activities and experiences.
The Code of Practice states that 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.
There are four broad areas of need. These are:
Communication and interaction
Cognition and learning
Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
Sensory and physical needs