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Special Educational Needs

Edenbridge Primary School is a school where everyone is welcome and valued.  Pupils learn together to develop and achieve their goals, regardless of starting points.

The term 'special educational needs' has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age.  Classroom learning is continually adapted to meet the needs of all pupils in all lessons, providing support in the form of differentiation and access to helpful resources.  High quality teaching astutely assesses pupils and adaptions are made where necessary.

This includes pupils with: social emotional and mental health; cognition and learning; communication and interaction; and sensory and/or physical needs.

When a specific learning need has been identified, additional support is given in the form of a wide range of interventions to complement class activities and raise the self-esteem and confidence of these children, enabling their independence.

The school has excellent links with Kent Local Authority, offering access to experienced specialists who are able to advise in their areas of expertise.

The voice of the child is seen as paramount throughout and regular meetings are held with parents, Class Teachers, the SENCo, the Family Liaison Officer, outside agencies and members of the Senior Leadership Team, to ensure that all parties are working together to meet the needs of every child. 

Our SENCo can be contacted via the school office email on office@edenbridge.kent.sch.uk.