Special Educational Needs And Disability

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"(SEND) stands for Special Educational Needs and Disability". QUOTE A learner’s needs may be too complex for a class teacher to fully cater provide for. It is possible that more support and even specialist help maybe needed for example speech and language therapy. “This is usually when a child is described as having ‘special needs”. (Somerville Primary School, 2016). It is true that having SEND can affect a learner’s capacity to learn. A Send learner may show inappropriate behaviour, find it hard to socialise, struggle with writing and reading or have other issues in class. This is not an exhaustive list. Diagram (City of London, 2016).

It is recognised that as a teacher it is important to “adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils” DFES (2013). If a learner needs SEND support, it is recommended that a “graduated approach of Assess-Plan-Do-Review” should be employed. (p16, DFES (2014). Learners should receive more support as needed.

It is true that local authorities are tasked with identifying all young people in the locality who have SEND or a disability however:

“anyone can bring a child or young person who they believe has or probably has SEND or a disability to the attention of a local authority” (Section 24 of the Children and Families Act 2014)

In fact: “CCGs, NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts must inform the appropriate local authority if they identify a child under compulsory school age as having, or probably having, SEND or a
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