Ensuring that every child gets the best education possible, means that we work hard to support and address individual learning needs. More information about how we do this can be found in our SEN and Inclusion Policy, in the policies section of the website.
Equally, feel free to contact our SENCO (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator), who will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is our Deputy Headteacher, Sue Ingram, and she may be contacted as follows:
Telephone: 0115 925 2928
What are Special Educational Needs?
The law says that children have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them (1996 Education Act). Some children may have special educational needs for a relatively short time, others will have special educational needs right through their education.
The Governors and Staff of this school aim to provide a learning environment which excites, challenges and motivates each individual pupil. Some children find it harder to learn than other children of the same age. Children who are finding learning difficult are supported by their teachers or given other help in school. Here at Alderman Pounder we provide a tailored and inclusive curriculum which meets the needs of children, including those with a special educational need. We recognise that any pupil may have ‘special’ needs at some time during their school life. This school will ensure that all pupils enjoy a broad, balanced education which meets their individual needs.