CleverClogs Nursery and Pre-school

Supporting children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) Policy

Policy Statement

Definition of Special Educational Needs (SEN) – “Children have a Special Educational Need if they have a learning difficulty which calls for Special Educational provision to be made for them”. (SEN CoP 2001)

At Cleverclogs we provide an inclusive environment for all children and families. We strive to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all children. The Early Years Foundation Stage is our starting point for planning that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children. When planning, staff set suitable learning challenges and respond to children’s diverse learning needs. Some children require ‘additional’ or ‘different’ learning techniques to enable them to access the curriculum. Staff take account of these requirements and make provision, where necessary, to support individuals or groups of children and thus enable them to participate effectively in curriculum and assessment activities.

Children may have Special Educational Needs either throughout or at any time during their nursery development. This policy ensures that curriculum planning and assessment for children with Special Educational Needs takes account of the type and extent of the difficulty experienced by the child.

There are 4 areas of special education needs that children can have:


Setting Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) Roles and Responsibilities

Monitoring and Assessing Children

SEN support

Education Health and Care plan

Transitioning to School

Working with outside agencies


Policy written by Charlotte Goddard April 2018


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Norwich NR5 OSG

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Norwich NR4 6XF

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