As of July 2023, 25.3% of pupils at Huntingtree have an identified special educational need or disability, which is 10.1% above the National Average (2022). From these 25.3% of students, 21.2% are identified as SEN Support (which is 8.2% above the National Average) and 4.1% have an Educational and Health Care Plan (which is 1.8% above the National Average).
In 2022-2023, the primary needs of pupils with a SEND were identified as Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD), Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD), Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN), Visual Impairment (VI), Hearing Impairment (HI), Physical Disability (PD) plus Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH). As a result, the school currently provides SEN Support to pupils under the four broad areas of need: Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Physical and/or Sensory and Social Emotional Mental Health.
SEN Support is what schools use to find and meet the needs of children with special educational needs. If we believe a child may have a special educational need, we follow the Assess-Plan-Do-Review cycle - which can involve the school making reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of children requiring additional support.
Where, despite the school having taken relevant and purposeful action to identify and meet the pupil's needs, the pupil is still not making expected progress, the school will consider submitting a statutory request for an Educational, Health and Care needs assessment. Parents are also entitled to make such a request.