At Pippins School, it is our aim to have outstanding provision for all pupils in school including those with special educational needs. We aim to live out our vision as an inclusive school which values the qualities that make every person unique and to make sure that pupils with SEN or disabilities receive the correct support in order to reach their best potential.
The Nature of Special Educational Needs:
The term 'special educational needs' (SEN) has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn or access education than most children of the same age.
At Pippins School we consider that a child has Special Educational Needs if she/he requires special educational provision to be made for him/her either within or outside the school. A child must not be regarded as having a learning difficulty solely because the language or medium of communication of the home is different from the language in which he or she is or will be taught.
A child has Special Educational Needs if he/she:
- Has significantly greater difficulties in learning than the majority of children of the same age.
- Has a disability which either prevents or hinders the child from making use of educational facilities provided, for children of the same age, in schools within the area of the Local Education Authority (see list of disabilities in the appendix)
- Is under five and falls within either of the categories above, or would do if special educational provision was not made for the child.
For more information about Pippins approach to SEND, please see our SEND Policy below.
Our SENDCo, Mrs Doherty, is always happy to talk to parents about any worries or concerns about their child's learning. Please do not hesitate to call for an appointment.
Our SENDCo's contact details : Mrs Sara Doherty 01753 682937
To find out Pippins School Local Offer click on the following link https://www.sloughfamilyservices.org.uk/kb5/sloughcst/directory/service.page?id=Kbs5Dfu5yR8
There are many types of additional need - some physical, some related to mental health, some to do with learning and others to do with social or emotional interaction. Whatever your child's need - we will work with you to make sure they are ably supported, challenged and inspired to be the very best they can.