Our SEN and Inclusion Policy is very much a reflection of our Mission Statement. At St. Dominic’s Primary School our Mission statement says…
In Jesus we love, learn, hope, trust and care.
We recognise individual differences, act to raise self-esteem and ensure equal access to the curriculum. We believe that every teacher is a teacher of every child or young person including those with SEND.
Definition of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
The definition of SEND is described in the SEND Code ofPractice 2015 as follows:
A child and young person has SEND if they have learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made.
A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they have significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age or has a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.
As a school we recognise these disabilities may refer to learning or physical impairment. We also recognise that extra provision may need to be made for the needs of gifted children. In addition, we recognise that children with social and emotional mental health (SEMH) are included in the definition of special education needs.
At St Dominic’s we aim to raise the aspirations of and expectations for all pupils with SEND. We provide a focus on outcomes for children and young people and not just on hours of provision/support.