Special Educational Needs

Welcome to the Our Ladys SEN website  

Mr M A Heyes




 At Our Lady of Compassion Primary School we recognise the diverse nature of learning needs and ensure all pupils including those with SEN have their needs met through a broad and balanced education. Pupils with SEN engage in all activities within school so far as is practical and compatible with their needs being met. Our curriculum is fully inclusive and provides all children with the opportunity to fulfil their potential. It is also our policy to integrate children with additional needs into our school community and to develop within our school empathy, understanding and tolerance of the needs and differences of others for the mutual benefit of all pupils.

Definition of Special Educational Needs:


We use the definition in the 2014 Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (June 2014):


A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child…has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

  •  has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or

  •  has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools