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"Children have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. Children have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them." (Revised Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs, November 2001).


Therefore, at Pelsall Village School, we will always endeavour:


• to ensure that all pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum;

• to provide a differentiated curriculum appropriate to the individual’s needs and ability;

• to ensure the identification of all pupils requiring SEND provision as early as possible in school;

• to ensure that SEND pupils take as full a part as possible in all school activities;

• to ensure that parents of SEND pupils are kept fully informed of their child’s progress and attainment;

• to ensure that SEND pupils are involved, where practicable, in decisions affecting their future provision.


At Pelsall Village School, we recognise that many pupils will have special needs at some time during their school life. In implementing this policy, we believe pupils will be helped to overcome their difficulties. Whilst many factors contribute to the range of difficulties experienced by some children, we believe that much can be done to overcome them by parents, teachers and pupils working together.



Mrs Sallyann Tuckwell-Allen,

Assistant Head Teacher and SENCo

Autumn 2016



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British Dyslexia Association

The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. Our vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential.



The Ear Foundation

The Ear Foundation is the only national UK charity to support and to provide activities for deaf children and young people with cochlear implants, their families and supporting professionals.




I CAN is the charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK. The charity works to create a society where their special needs are recognised, understood and met, so that they have the same opportunities in life as other children.



The National Autistic Society

The NAS exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.



National Deaf Children's Society

The National Deaf Children’s Society is the only UK charity solely dedicated to providing support, information and advice for deaf children and young people, their families and professionals working with them.



National Parent Partnership Services

National Parent Partnership Services offer information, advice and support for parents of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN). Your child’s school or your Local Authority will have details of your local service.



Young Minds

Young Minds offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25