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Special Educational Needs

The term “special educational needs” is used to describe learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for children to learn than most children of the same age. Children with special educational needs (SEN) are likely to need extra or different help from that given to other children their age. This help is known as special educational provision. We aim to provide all pupils with strategies for dealing with their needs in a supportive environment, and to give them meaningful access to the National Curriculum.


We have good disabled access throughout our school, including a disabled parking space and toilet, no stairs within the building and sound-field auditory systems in all main school classrooms.

Equality Impact Statement

Icknield Walk First School monitors all policies and procedures to ensure that the different and diverse groups within the school community have their needs addressed. We track progress of specific groups in school for instance girls or boys, ethnic groups, those who have special educational needs. Where there is cause for concern regarding the progress of a specific group, we take action.
For more information about our current Equality Objectives please see our Public Sector Equality Objectives document .