Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Kingsfield First School prides itself on being an inclusive mainstream school which aims to include all pupils in all aspects of school life and support all children to fulfill their potential and achieve fully at school.

Miss Mohring is our school's SENDCo and Inclusion Lead


At Kingsfield First School our aim is to ensure that all children are supported so that they can work confidently to reach their full potential.
Quality First Teaching is key to allowing all children to access the full curriculum, regardless of ability or background. It is our intention to reduce barriers to progress and raise expectations and levels of achievement in partnership with parents and other agencies to achieve this.


What does the term Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) mean?

A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:

  • have significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; 
  • or have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.

Definition taken from the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice: for 0-25 years (2014).

What are the SEND Areas of Need?

The 2014 SEND Code of Practice (reviewed January 2015) outlines four broad areas of special educational need that include a range of difficulties and conditions:

  • Communication and Interaction Needs
  • Cognition and Learning Difficulties
  • Social, Emotional and  Mental Health Needs
  • Sensory and/or Physical Needs

But while many children and young people have difficulties that fit clearly into one of these areas; some have needs that span two or more areas; for others the precise nature of their need may not be clear at the outset. Please see the details listed on the diagram below to identify which special needs are listed under which broad area of need.


Click below to access the SEND Code of Practice.
This is a document which provides statutory guidance on the SEND system for children and young people aged 0 to 25.


Check out our school's SEND leaflet for more information about SEND at Kingsfield!