Frequently Asked Questions

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For Further Information, contact details and frequently asked questions please look at the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Report  and SEND Policy.

For practical ways to support your child please open the document 'How to support my child with reading, spelling and maths'.

If you would like some quick tips to help with behaviour follow the link below:

Families under pressure

For further information about different learning needs please open the supporting documents.

Confused by the acronyms associated with SEND? Look at our SEND Acronym definitions.

If you would like some tips on well-being please look at the attached powerpoint.

What is Autism?

National Autistic Society

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.

It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways. Some people with autism are able to live independent lives, but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support. People with autism may also experience over- or under- sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours.

See attached information for strategies to implement.

What is ADHD?

ADHD Foundation

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a medical condition with a medical diagnosis. Treatment may involve medication or behavioural therapy. These are children, who most of the time, have difficulty paying attention and whose behaviour is overactive and impulsive.

See attached information for strategies to implement. follow the link for further information.

What is Dyslexia?

NHS Dyslexia

British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia is a common type of specific learning difficulty that mainly affects the skills involved in the reading and spelling of words.

A person with dyslexia has difficulty "decoding" words despite appropriate learning opportunities. This difficulty will also be significantly greater than for other areas of learning.

Dyslexia should be recognised as a spectrum disorder, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. In particular, people with dyslexia have difficulties with:

  • phonological awareness

  • verbal memory

  • verbal processing speed

See attached information for strategies to implement.

What is Dyspraxia?

Dyspraxia UK

Dyspraxia Foundation follow the link for further information.

Dyspraxia (or Developmental Co-ordination Disorder) is a complex neurological condition which affects muscle co-ordination and perception. Perception includes vision, hearing and proprioception, or the awareness of where your limbs are in space. There may be developmental delays in some areas but heightened sensitivities or abilities in others. Dyspraxia exists as a condition on its own but is often found together with hyper mobile joints, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADHD or Asperger’s Syndrome.

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What are Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)?

The majority of students with special educational needs have MLD, which means they have general developmental delay. They do not find learning easy, which affects their self-esteem and may result in poor behaviour. They have short attention spans, present difficulties with basic literacy and numeracy and their reasoning and coordination skills are underdeveloped.

See attached information for strategies to implement.

What is IDL?

Please see the attached information.

What is CAMH service?

Please see the attached information.

Mind follow the link for further information about mental health and well-being.

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