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Special Educational Needs and Disability - SEND

This page aims to help parents understand how they can help their child if they have Special Educational Needs and/or a disability.


What are Special Educational Needs?

Often called SEN, it means that a child has additional needs to the majority of children of their age and that they need extra help at school to achieve their full potential.  This could be for a number of reasons and we support these needs in a variety of ways.


What is a Disability?

Under the ‘Equality Act 2010’ you are disabled if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.

At Whitehall Primary, we aim to consider the individual needs of each child and work together to try to support every child.  This could be for a short period or for much of their time at the school. Not all children with SEN are disabled, and not all disabled children have SEN. In school, we follow the guidance in the SEND Code of Practice, to help us make sure we do all that we can to meet the needs of our pupils.


How do we support our pupils with Special Educational Needs?

More information about the way we identify and support our pupils can be found in the SEND Policy.  This document sets out to help parents and carers to understand what we do and how we do it, as well as the kind of support that we are able to provide.


To find out more please look at our SEND policy in the Policies section of the website.


For more useful SEND resources from the Local Authority and to find out more about Bristol City Council's SEND LOCAL OFFER.

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Contact Us

(0117) 377 3087

Whitehall Primary School

Johnsons Lane, Bristol, Avon BS5 9AZ