A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty if he or she:


  1. Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
  2. Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions. SEN Code of Practice



Definition of disability


Many children and young people who have SEND may also have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 – that is ’…a physical or mental impairment which has a longterm and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’ This definition provides a relatively low threshold and includes more children than many realise: ‘long-term’ is defined as ‘a year or more’ and ‘substantial’

is defined as ‘more than minor or trivial’ SEND Code of Practice (2015) At JSTC, the person responsible for children and young people with SEND is the SENDCO, Mrs Pippa Forman. Mrs Forman is a qualified teacher as well as an Assistant Head Teacher (part of the School Leadership Team) and holds the National Award for SEND



Disability Provision


2 x LSAs trained as braille readers.

Support from the Lincolnshire Sensory team who provide specialist teaching.

Online availability of embosser, braillenote touch, Perkins brailler.


SEND policy


SEND Report - 2021

Support Groups and Courses for Parents

Events Calendar

John Spendluffe Technology College

Hanby Lane


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