There are four broad areas of special educational need. These are:
- Communication and Interaction
This area of need includes children with Autistic Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.
- Cognition and Learning
This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn.
- Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
This area includes children with fine and gross motor difficulties, hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.