Special Educational Needs

What are Special Educational Needs?


A child is deemed to have Special Educational Needs, or SEN, if he or she has ‘significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age’, or his or her disability ‘prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in a mainstream school’. Special educational provision is needed for him or her, over and above that which can be met through good quality classroom teaching and differentiation.


Broad areas of need are identified as:

  • communication and interaction 
  • cognition and learning 
  • social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • sensory and/or physical needs.

Northlands is dedicated to meeting the needs of all pupils promoting their independent learning skills by providing excellent support and intervention. We are committed to early intervention and work effectively with external support to remove and reduce barriers to learning.


Our SENCo is Mr Turner.


We also have the additional expertise of Educational Psyhcologists, Warwickshire's Specialist Teaching Service (STS) and SEND Supported who work with us regularly.


If you wish to speak to the SEN team in more detail please contact the school office on 01788 542440 or email: admin2417@welearn365.com to arrange an appointment.



More information about Warwickshire's approach to supporting children with Special Educational needs, including the LOCAL OFFER, can be found by visiting: 




It may also be useful to visit Warwickshire's Children and families webpage: