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What If My Child’s Needs are More Complex?

Some children with very complex learning needs may be assessed by the Local Authority and provided with an Education and Health Care Plan. ( Currently referred to as a Statement of Needs) Children with an EHCP will not only have termly review meetings but also a statutory yearly review where all professionals involved in that child’s learning will meet with the child and parents or carers to review their needs and set new targets.


For further information about this please see the Cambridgeshire Local Offer Website.


As a school we are committed to making reasonable adjustments to ensure participation for all. Please contact our SENCO if you need to disscuss specific requirements for your child.


All staff at Ridgefield Primary School are aware of the Equality Act 2010. This legislation places specific duties on schools, settings and providers including the duty not to discriminate, harass or victimise a child or adult linked to a protected characteristic defined in the Equality Act and to make ‘reasonable adjustments.’


The Equality Act 2010 definition of disability is :


“ A person has a disability for the purposes of this Act if (s) he has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day to day activities.


Section 1 (1) Disability Discrimination Act 1995


The definition of disability in the equality act includes children with long term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and cancer. Children and young people with such conditions do not necessarily have Special Educational Needs, but there is considerable overlap between disabled children and those children with SEND. These children and young people will be covered by both acts.

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