Which types of special educational needs does Park Hall Academy make provision for?

The kinds of Special Educational Needs for which provision at the academy is made.
The school accommodates all SEND in line with the Equality Act 2010 and provision is available for all 4 areas of need outlined in the 2014 SEND Code of Practice. These four areas of need include:

Communication and Interaction
• Children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) have difficulty in communicating with others.
• Children with ASD, including Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism, are likely to have particular difficulties with social interaction.

Cognition and learning
Learning difficulties cover a wide range of needs, including:

• Moderate learning difficulties (MLD),
• Severe learning difficulties (SLD), where children are likely to need support in all areas of the curriculum and associated difficulties with mobility and communication
• Profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), where children are likely to have severe and complex learning difficulties as well as a physical disability or sensory impairment.
• Specific learning difficulties (SpLD), affect one or more specific aspects of learning. This encompasses a range of conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.

Social, Emotional and Mental health difficulties
• These include becoming withdrawn or isolated, as well as displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviour. These behaviours may reflect underlying mental health difficulties such as anxiety or depression, self-harming, substance misuse, eating disorders or physical symptoms that are medically unexplained.
• Other children may have disorders such as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder or attachment disorder.

Sensory and/or Physical needs
• Children vision impairment (VI)
• Hearing impairment (HI)
• A multi-sensory impairment (MSI) will require specialist support and/or equipment to access their learning. Children with an MSI have a combination of vision and hearing difficulties.

Some children with a physical disability (PD) require additional ongoing support and equipment to access all the opportunities available to their peers