At Edenham we embrace the fact that every child is different and recognise that the educational needs of every child are different. We take pride in being an inclusive school.

Our school’s agreed values and vision states;

 We seek to serve our families by offering children a caring and rich learning environment in which they may flourish as individuals and become valuable members of our local, and the wider world, community.

 Inspired by the life of Christ, and living in his love, we aim for each person to reach their full potential in body, mind, heart and spirit by working together - pupils, parents, staff, governors and all other friends of our school.

At Edenham School, we put children first. We are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff and all those receiving services from the school.

We agree that all children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress in order that they will;

  • Achieve their best;
  • Become confident individuals living fulfilling lives, and
  • Make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training

SEND Code of Practice, 2014

Additional Needs - What Are They?

All children, in fact all people, have additional needs at times. These may be relatively minor or life altering; short term, long term or ongoing.

Children have additional needs for a variety of reasons, including: 

  • having a disability 

  • living in complex or vulnerable circumstances 

  • their cultural, linguistic or family background

  • having learning difficulties that require specific educational provision to be made

 

Other children with additional needs may also;

  • be recent arrivals in the UK 

  • have a culturally and linguistically diverse background 

  • be experiencing difficult family circumstances or stress 

  • be at risk of abuse and neglect 

  • have a medical or health condition 

  • demonstrate challenging behaviours 

  • have gifts or have special talents 

  • have other extra support needs – such as, bereavement, a new baby in the family, temporary absence of a parent, or being the only child who is ‘different’ through skin colour, gender or age, or, be very shy or anxious etc.

Children in the above categories may have additional needs, but that does not imply neediness, weakness or deficit. In fact, some categories of additional needs, such as having a home language other than English, experiencing more than one cultural context, or being gifted, are in fact strengths.

We agree that additional needs are essentially about each child’s uniqueness and the influence of the contexts of their lives on their wellbeing and learning.

 We aim to be as flexible in our support as possible in order to meet these wide ranging needs.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy Oct 2015 - click here

 Accessesibility Statement - click here

Edenham Primary Local Offer in Support of SEND - click here

 

 

 

 




 

 



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