Special Educational Needs

Welcome to the Forest Primary School's SEND page

If you have any concerns about your child, their progress or additional needs, please speak to your child’s class teacher in the first instance. 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

In Guernsey Education Law (1970) pupils have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.

  • have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age
  • have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in similar schools

Pupils must not be said to have a learning difficulty only because they speak a language other than English at home. These are considered EAL (English as an Additional Language) pupils.

Areas of need

The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (Guernsey) states: ‘The main areas of learning difficulty are

  • Cognition and Learning; (C&L)
  • Behaviour, Emotional and Social Development; (now known as Social, Emotional and Mental Health - SEMH)
  • Communication and Interaction; (C&I)
  • Sensory and/or Physical Impairment.'

More information can be found here: https://www.gov.gg/SEN;