Sundridge and Brasted CE Primary School

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Mrs Rachael Sharrad is our SEN Co-ordinator. Whether you just have a question, a concern, a worry or want to know more about anything to do with your child's learning in school, please do contact her. 

Additional Educational Needs, Inclusion, Special Educational Needs - whatever you wish to call them, created in the image of God, each child is unique.  Some will need a little extra support now and again whilst others will need rather a lot of support to help them achieve the best they can. There are many types of additional need - some physical, some to do with mental health, some to do with learning and others to do with social or emotional interaction. 

What is Special Educational Needs, or more accurately 'Additional Educational Needs'?


The term 'special educational needs' (SEN) has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn or access education than most children of the same age.


Many children will have SEN of some kind at some time during their education. Help will usually be provided in their ordinary, mainstream early education setting or school, sometimes with the help of outside specialists.


If your child has special educational needs, they may need extra help in a range of areas, for example:

  • reading, writing, number work or understanding information
  • expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
  • making friends or relating to adults
  • behaving properly in school
  • organising themselves
  • some kind of sensory or physical needs which may affect them in school

We are a highly inclusive school. Whatever your child's need - we will work with you to make sure he or she is ably supported, challenged and inspired to be the very best they can be.  Any additional learning need a child has is an opportunity for home and school to work in dedicated partnership. 


All of our teaching and support staff have completed additional training in autistic spectrum disorders.  We believe that getting inclusion right positively influences the teaching strategies and techniques we use in every lesson.  We're passionate about inclusion - come and talk to us!


There is a link to the Direct Gov site on SEN below, along with other websites that may be of interest.  

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