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;