The term ‘special educational needs’ (SEN) refers to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn or access education than most children of the same age. Many children will have SEN of some kind at some time during their education.
We strive to ensure all pupils have equal access to a high quality education in order to reach their full potential. Help will usually be provided in their ordinary, mainstream early education setting or school, sometimes with the help of outside specialists.
If your child has special educational needs, they may need extra help in a range of areas, for example:
Reading, writing, number work or understanding information
Expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
Making friends or relating to adults
Behaving properly in school
Some kind of sensory or physical needs which may affect them in school
The Learning Support Service provides a wide range of specialist support for pupils identified with Special Education Needs. For more information contact us using the details below:
Learning Support Service
Education and Children’s Service Group
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Telephone: (01443) 744000
Fax: (01443) 744340
The Welsh Assembly Government has more information about Special Education in the Parentsnet section of their web site. This includes a link to their Special Education Needs Codes of Practice for Wales.