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Special Educational Needs


Motcombe Primary School’s definition of a ‘special need’ is: ‘A child has a special educational need if he or she has a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.’


A child has a learning difficulty if they have one of the following :-


  • significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age
  • a disability which prevents or hinders the child from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local education authority.


At Motcombe Primary School, all children will be offered the greatest possible access to a broad and balanced curriculum including the requirements of the National Curriculum. The involvement of parents is extremely important. All children with Special Educational Needs will be identified and assessed as early as possible. Effective assessment and provision flourishes where there is the greatest possible degree of partnership between parents, children and the school.

Letter about New SEND Code