Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SEND ‘Special Educational Needs or Disability’ describes the needs of children who have a difficulty or disability that makes learning harder for them than most children of the same age.

SEND affects a child’s ability to learn. It can also affect their:

· behaviour or ability to socialise, for example, they struggle to make friends

· reading and writing, for example because they have dyslexia

· ability to understand things

· concentration levels, for example, because they have ADHD

· physical ability

At New Horizons Children’s Academy, we aim to support every pupil so they can reach their full potential. We believe that every child is entitled to a broad, balanced curriculum that enables them to make progress and become their best. We strive to make inclusion an effective process where identifying, understanding and breaking down barriers to learning is paramount in ensuring every child’s needs are met at a level which is appropriate to them.

Further information:

Speech and Language. Communication and Interaction

Social, Emotional and Mental Health




Sensory and/or Physical needs

Self help and Independence