How we define SenCo

How We Define SEND

What kinds of special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) does the school make provision for?

At Kings Norton, we make provision for pupils who have any identified SEND from within those in the table below.  We know that some pupils will have difficulties in more than one of these areas and we will always do our best to meet their needs.  This information acts as a guide but the things we do will vary and actual support will be based on the specific needs of each pupil.

Communication and interaction

Pupils who have difficulty communicating with others which may be because they:


Cognition and learning

Pupils who learn at a slower pace than their peers because they:


Social, mental and emotional health

Pupils who find it difficult to manage their emotions and behaviour in a way that affects their daily life, for instance they may find it challenging to:


This could also include pupils suffering from anxiety or depression, or those who have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) or Attachment Disorder.


Sensory and/or physical

Pupils who have a disability that means adaptations and/or support are needed to enable them to fully access the school/learning environment.  This may include:



For further information please see the school’s Accessibility Plan and the SEND Policy both available on our school’s website.