Disabilities / Difficulties

  • sen Special Educational Needs (SEN)
    If your child has more difficulties than most children their age with schoolwork, communication or behaviour, there is help and advice available from special educational needs specialists, teachers and voluntary organisations. more

  • dyslexia Dyslexia
    Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. more

  • dyspraxia Dyspraxia
    Developmental dyspraxia is an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement. It is an immaturity in the way that the brain processes information, which results in messages not being properly or fully transmitted.more

  • dyscalculia Dyscalculia
    A condition that affects the ability to acquire arithmetical skills. Dyscalculic learners may have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack an intuitive grasp of numbers, and have problems learning number facts and procedures. more

  • autism Autism
    Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. more

  • aspergerAsperger syndrome
    Asperger syndrome is a form of autism, which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people. more

  • physicalPhysical Condition
    Every school must have an accessibility plan, which you can ask to see. more

  • medicalMedical Condition
    Most children with medical needs can attend school and, with some support, take part in the majority of school activities.. more

  • Visual ImpairmentVisual Impairment
    You should contact a qualified teacher of visually impaired children at your Local Authority, who will be able to discuss with you the available choices and help for your child. more

  • Hearing ImpairmentHearing Impairment
    Hearing impairment, or deafness, is a partial or total inability to hear. This may be caused by a condition or injury. more