Grange Primary School

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Introduction to SEND

At Grange Primary School all children are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they: achieve their best, become confident individuals living fulfilling lives, and make a successful transition to the next stage of their education.


From the 1st September 2014 the new Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0-25 Years became a legislative document. It makes the following definitions:


SEN – “A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.”


Learning Difficulty– “A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

  • Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others 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.”


Disability – “A physical or mental impairment which has a long term (a year or more) and substantial (more than minor or trivial) adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.”


This definition includes sensory impairments such as those affecting sight or hearing, and long term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, and cancer. Children and young people with such conditions do not necessarily have SEN, but there is a significant overlap between disabled children and young people and those with SEN. Where a disabled child or young person requires special educational provision they will also be covered by the SEN definition.”


At Grange Primary School we use our best endeavours to ensure that every child with SEND gets the support they need.


Grange Primary School is an Adoption-Friendly School.

As part of this we work hard to:

  • Identify children's needs
  • Prioritise relationships
  • Respond empathetically to behaviour
  • Work in true partnership with parents
  • Share information sensitively and effectively
  • Reflect and protect adoptive families
  • Support our staff
  • Use our resources wisely


Grange Primary SEND Policy and SEND Information Report

Please click the links below to view the schools Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Policy and SEND Information Report. Both documents provide details about our procedures and approaches to supporting children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.

The Local Offer

To find out more about the wider offer of SEND related services in Hartlepool please follow the link below to the Hartlepool Offer.