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SEND and Student Support

What is SEND?

A child or young person has Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. This means that they have a much greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or they may have a disability which means that they cannot make full use of the facilities provided.

Whitcliffe Mount prides itself on being an open and inclusive environment where all students have equal opportunity to flourish and fulfill their potential. Our commitment has been rewarded recently as we achieved the Gold Standard Inclusion Quality Mark.

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0-25 (2015) states that:

All children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they:

  • Achieve their best
  • Become confident individuals living fulfilling lives.
  • Make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further of higher education or training.
Policies and documents related to SEND

Accessibility Policy 

SEND Information Report 

SEND policy 

Who should I talk to if I want more information?

Miss E Bryan- SENDCo (Mr C Clark Temporary SENDCo)

Mrs J Hobson - Assistant SENDCo

Kirklees Local Offer

Kirklees Council is working with parents, young people, schools, colleges, early years providers and health services to produce the Local Offer.

The Local Offer has been developed as part of the new Children and Families Act. It aims to provide information on education, health and social care provision available for disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs, in a way that can be accessed quickly and easily.   

There is also information available on your authorities Local Offer via the following links: