Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

  • has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
  • has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions

For children aged two or more, special educational provision is educational or training provision that is additional to or different from that made generally for other children or young people of the same age by mainstream schools, maintained nursery schools, mainstream post-16 institutions or by relevant early years providers. For a child under two years of age, special educational provision means educational provision of any kind.

A child under compulsory school age has special educational needs if he or she is likely to fall within the definition of SEN in the above paragraph when they reach compulsory school age or would do so if special educational provision was not made for them (Section 20 Children and Families Act 2014).

Disabled children

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. Children and young people with such conditions do not necessarily have SEN, but there is a significant overlap between disabled children and young people and those with SEN.

Where a disabled child or young person requires special educational provision they will also be covered by the SEN definition.

SEND Report for Wellington Primary School

The graduated approach for teaching children at Wellington Primary School

The graduated approach at Wellington Primary School runs alongside the Bradford Matrix of Need 2019.

Who can I contact if I have any queries or concerns?

If parents and/or carers have any issues relating to Wellington’s SEND report or wish to discuss their child’s special educational need then please contact:

Victoria O’Dell (SENCO)
Wellington Primary School,
Dudley Hill Road,

01274 774446

The Local Offer

To find out more about the Local Offer, click on one of the links below.

The Local Offer



The Local Offer for Early Years



Special Educational Needs Disabilities Information Advice Support Service SENDIASS 



Education Health and Care Assessments and Plans (EHCP)