Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Southport Learning Trust aims to promote the successful inclusion of students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Our SEND departments work closely with parents, teaching staff and other stakeholders to ensure SEND pupils are offered a broad and balanced curriculum, which caters for their individual needs whilst focusing on their wellbeing and academic progress.

All Southport Learning Trust students have access to learning opportunities without discrimination in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act 2010 and The Children and Families Act 2014.

Types of Need The Code of Practice (2014) identifies four broad areas of Special Need, under which SEND can be classified:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Sensory and/or physical needs*
  • Cognition and learning

*Our schools have limited facilities for pupils with certain physical difficulties. For further details please refer to the individual school’s Accessibility policy.