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Supporting Children with SEN at Beeston Fields Primary and Nursery School


All children, regardless of their strengths or difficulties, are equally valued members of our school. They should feel secure and supported, have opportunities to experience success and know that expectations of them are high.


Our school provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all the children with the National Curriculum being the starting point for planning, which sets suitable learning challenges and responds to children’s diverse learning needs.


Effective assessment and provision with the greatest degree of partnership between children, parents, school, the LA and other agencies will enable the child’s needs to be met with success.


We share a whole school responsibility to ensure all children are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential.


Definitions of special educational needs (SEN) taken from section 20 of the Children and Families Act 2014.


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:


1. have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or


2. 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 or mainstream post-16 institutions.


If you feel that your child falls into either of these categories, or have any questions about special educational needs at Beeston Fields, please do not hesitate to contact our Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Heidi Ackroyd via the office on 0115 844 0100 or email officeteam@beestonfields.notts.sch.uk.