At Benfieldside Primary, we currently have 19% of our pupils on the SEN register however this is a fluid list and changes throughout the year as needs are met and others are identified. At present, we have two children with an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP). We have experience of supporting children and young people with a range of needs, including:
- Speech, language and communication needs
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Gross and fine motor difficulties
- Sensory processing difficulties
- Social, emotional and mental health needs
- General and specific learning difficulties
The school provides data on the levels and types of need to the Local Authority. This is collected through the school census.
In our School, the greatest areas of need are Communication and Interaction and Cognition and Learning. Currently, 19% of children in our school have an area of need from Nursery to Year 6. 9% of this is in relation to Speech and Language and Communication. 7% in relation to Cognition and Learning, 3% in relation to Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties. Note that there is an overlap of needs for many of our SEND children.