A child is considered to have special needs if either:
- he/she has significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age, or
- he/she has a disability (e.g. hearing or visual impairment) which makes it difficult to use the facilities generally provided in school.
Children with special educational needs or disability (SEND) will need to be provided with help that is extra or in some ways different from most children if they are to make all the progress they can. Your child may also require support if they have social, emotional and mental health difficulties.