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SEND - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities



At Hatch Warren Junior School we recognise the importance of inclusive education.  All our children are valued equally, regardless of their ability, attitude or behaviour.  We aim to celebrate all achievements, whether academic or non-academic.


We recognise that all children are entitled to have access to a broad and balanced curriculum.  This should be differentiated appropriately, to cater for individual needs and difficulties, thus enabling children to fulfil their potential socially and academically.

Definition of Special Educational Needs

Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) have learning difficulties that call for special provision to be made. All children may have a special need at some time in their lives. Children have a learning difficulty if:


  • they have significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age
  • they have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of the educational facilities that are provided for other children of the same age
  • Their needs meet the criteria set out by the LEA in their various publications.

Details of how the school supports children with special educational needs can be found on the school's policy page. On this page are copies of The Special Educational and Disabilities Needs Information Report along with the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy