Special Educational Needs

What is SEND?


Some key terms explained

  • Learning Difficulty: when a child finds it harder to learn than most children do.
  • Disability (that we need to make special provision for): something that hinders a child from using our school facilities.
  • Special provision: is support that is extra or different to what is typically provided.


What are our values?

Every child with SEND can thrive. We do everything we can to make sure that happens. That means we:

  • provide lessons that meet the needs of every child;
  • make reasonable adjustments to lessons and the school environment;
  • provide staff training to expand our SEND expertise.


What are our ambitions for children who have SEND?

We are ambitious for all our children with SEND. We want them to make excellent progress. This means they will know more, remember more and be able to do more, despite their SEND. We want to give them the knowledge and skills they need for adult life. So, we try to think about the long term as well as the short term.

In the long term, we want our children with SEND to:

  • have excellent basic skills (especially in reading, writing and maths)
  • have good friends and relationships
  • live a healthy and independent life in the community
  • be successful in work.


Our SEND Policy and Information Report


Further information

Doncaster’s Local Offer can be accessed: www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/local-offer-send.


Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further details.