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Special Educational Needs

At Shortlanesend school all children are valued, respected and welcomed to our school whatever their additional educational need. We will support their learning and ensure they are fully included in all school activities, making full use of externally provided facilities where appropriate.

Special Educational Needs

Children with additional needs are identified through a combination of observations of the children as individuals within their classes by our experienced staff, tracking the outcomes of assessments and through discussions with parents. Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Livingstone. She works with the class teachers and teaching assistants to create programmes of support that meet the needs of the child. If you wish to discuss your child's learning programme, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher in the first instance and then should you require further information please contact our SENCo.

We work with a range of external agencies to provide the best support for all our children. There are too many to list, but they include:

Speech and Language Therapy

Dyslexia Support Service

Hearing Support Service

Autism team

Medical Professionals

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