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What is SEND?  SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Disability.

According to the SEND Code of Practice (2015, p15) ‘A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her’.  At RSDD, Pupils are considered to have complex special needs in addition to deafness if: They have a greater difficulty learning than others of the same age, or require additional resources or adaptations to be made to the physical environment to facilitate inclusive learning.

All students at RSDD have a Statement of Need or an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP). This identifies the areas of student’s needs, establishes outcomes and highlights the provision needed in order for the students to successfully achieve those outcomes.

The needs of students are identified under four main areas:
  • Communication & Interaction
  • Sensory and/or Physical Needs
  • Cognition & Learning
  • Social. Emotional & Mental Health
Where appropriate further assessments, strategies and recommendations are sought from other professionals e.g. Occupational Therapist, Educational Psychologist, deaf CAMHS. Support is implemented based on the recommendations and is reviewed regularly to assess its impact.
Additional resources are sought when required in order for students to successfully access the curriculum e.g. laptops, communication aids, specialist seating, sensory resources.
Individualised timetables  are created which may include sessions such as hand Olympics, art therapy, SaLT or high level 1:1 support.
View our SEND Report 


For further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Complex SEND Lead or view our Pupil Admissions