An Introduction to SEND

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An Introduction to SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)


The Government has asked all Local Authorities in the UK to publish, in one place, information about the services and provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from 0 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND).

This is known as the Local Offer.  Further information about the Local Offer can be found on the  website.

Since government reforms in 2014, there are now 4 areas of need for SEND children. These are:

Cognition and Learning

Communication and Interaction

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Sensory and/or physical

SEND at Whinmoor St Paul’s C of E Primary School

In July 2021, we had 29 children on the SEND register. These children are broken down into the areas of need as below:

Cognition and Learning

8 children

Communication and Interaction

14 children

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

5 children

Sensory and/or physical

0 children

Medical Need

2 children

Our SEND governor is Hilary Kitching.
If you would like to make an appointment with Mrs Vaughan then please phone the school office or contact us via
Our school SENCO is Mrs Vaughan.

SEND Information Report

Schools also have to publish a SEND Information Report on their website.  This will provide details about how we implement our policy for children and young people with SEND.

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

Here is a copy of our SEND Policy