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The 4 Areas of SEND

There are 4 broad areas of Special Educational Needs, these are:

Cognition and Learning

This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.

Communication and Interaction

This area of needs includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health needs that is impacting on their ability to learn.

Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties

This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.

If you have any queries, concerns or questions about any of these areas, please feel free to contact the SENDCO either through email or by telephoning 01274 777095.

At the Academy at St James, we have experience of supporting children and young people with a wide range of need including:

  • General Learning Difficulties – those whose learning progresses at a slower pace;
  • Speech and Language Difficulties;
  • Behaviour Difficulties;
  • Dyslexia (difficulties with reading, writing and spelling);
  • Dyspraxia (problems with motor skills, organisation);
  • Autism;
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) – ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder);
  • Downs Symdrome;
  • Other physical or medical needs;

Please click here for the Bradford Matrix of Need Documentation which we use to support children with SEND.