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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Westgate Primary School


In September 2014 the government published a new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice, which sets out statutory guidance for schools. This can be accessed using the link below.

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 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 or mainstream post-16 institutions’


At Westgate Primary School we are committed to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We work with families and a wide range of agencies to provide effective support for pupils and strive to ensure that all children have access to the provision which is necessary to support their special educational need or disability.

We support children with a wide range of different Special Educational Needs and Disabilities which fall within the four broad areas of need;

  • · Communication and Interaction
  • · Cognition and Learning
  • · Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
  • · Sensory and/or Physical Needs

These needs may be for a short period or throughout a child’s educational life. They may be identified before a child has even entered school or they may come to be recognised at a specific point in their education.



Our Graduated Response






Further information about the support available for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities can be found in the following documents

Westgate Primary School SEND Policy

Westgate Primary School Local Offer



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