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Special Educational Needs Information Report  


Our offer for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities:

At St Bega’s we:

·        Aim to develop the full and unique potential of each child, realising that each person is made in the image and likeness of God.

·        Seek to identify the needs of children with SEN as early as possible.

·        Monitor the progress of all children in order to aid the identification of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

·        Make appropriate provision to overcome all barriers to learning and ensure children with SEND have full access to the curriculum.

·        Work with parents to gain a better understanding of their child, and involve them in all stages of their child’s education and provide regular feedback on their child’s progress.

·        Aim to support parents in terms of understanding SEN procedures and practices.

·        Work with outside agencies when pupils’ needs cannot be met by the school alone.


The Education Act 1996 says that a child has special educational needs (SEN) if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made or them.

A learning difficulty means that the child either:
a) has significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age
b) has a disability, which either prevents or hinders the child from making use of the educational facilities which are provided for children of the same age in a mainstream school.

Special educational provision means educational provision, which is additional to, or different from, the provision made generally for children of the same age in a mainstream school.

Everyone at St Bega’s Primary School is committed to providing the conditions and opportunities to enable any child with SEN to be included fully in all aspects of school life.

For further information on our Special Needs policy, please see the accompanying downloadable document.