SEND Information and Support
Special Educations Needs Information
The Eveleigh LINK Academy Trust welcomes all children, regardless of ability, to engage fully in their own learning and to contribute equally to the school community. We invite all families to work with us to nurture enjoyment, success and independence.
It is important for us to know all our children well and to address additional needs as early as possible in order to minimise their long term impact.
Definition of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At St Luke’s Park Primary School, we use the definition for SEND and for disability from the SEND Code of Practice (2015) which states:
SEN: “A child or young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A learning difficulty or disability is a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age. Special educational provision means educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for others of the same age in a mainstream setting in England”
Disability: “Many children and young people who have SEN may have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 – that is ‘…a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’. This definition includes sensory impairments such as those affecting sight or hearing, and long-term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, and cancer.”
We feel that children benefit enormously when school and home form a strong bond, creating trusting relationships whereby parents and carers feel incredibly confident that their child is safe in our school, receiving educational provision that meets their individual profile. To do this we invite ongoing dialogue with you and your children about their needs and how we can work together to best support them.