The Code of Practice 2014 defines SEN as:
'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 them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
- have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age: or
- have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools'.
Currently our profile shows that at Millfield Primary School 18% of our children are identified as having SEN, with approximately 14% at School Support and 4% having a Statement/Education Health and Care Plan.
This is made up of the following groups:
- 30% of those children on our SEN Profile have needs linked to Cognition and Learning including maths, reading, writing and a range of specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.
- 42% of those children on our SEN Profile have needs linked to Communication and Interaction including speech, language and social communication and interaction disorders such as Asperger's and Autism.
- 20% of those children on our SEN Profile have needs linked to Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties including ADHD, ADD, eating disorders, anxiety disorders and depression.
- 8% of those children on our SEN Profile have needs linked to Physical and/or Sensory difficulties including disabilities affecting vision, hearing and mobility.