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Special Educational Needs

We define pupils with Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) as those who have: ‘a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools’ (Code of Practice 0-25).


These difficulties may be physical, emotional, psychological, medical. The definition of learning difficulty does not apply to pupils who face barriers to learning due solely to having English as an additional language.


Catch22 is committed to supporting pupils and helping them to develop the skills they need to progress to the next stage of their life and learning. This is achieved through identification of need and providing appropriate support in areas and at a pace, which is unique to the pupils, whilst maintaining an inclusive philosophy.

SEND Policy

SEN Code of Practice


In September 2015, a new Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice came into effect.