Our SEN policy is available through a link to the right of this page and under the policies tab on this website.

At Tangmere Academy we aim to provide learning which meets the needs of every child. Like most schools we have a number of pupils who have additional educational needs. Such needs may include:

  • Communication and Interaction (SLCN)- when children have difficulties communicating with others.  This may be due to difficulties in speech articulation, understanding of what has been said or poor understanding or use of social rules of communication.  Those children with ASD may have particular difficulties with social interaction, language, communication and/ or imagination which can impact on how they relate with others.
  • Cognition and Learning – extra support may be needed when children are learning at a slower rate than their peers even with the usual differentiation within the class.  This may include: Moderate (MLD), severe (SLD), Profound and multiple (PMLD) and specific (SpLD) (which affects 1 or more aspects of learning such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia).
  • Social Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties – these may manifest in many ways such as; withdrawn, isolated, challenging behaviour, disruptive etc.  These behaviours may be an underlying response to a need such as; anxiety, depression, self-harming, eating disorder etc.  Some children may need support due to having a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or Attachment disorder. 
  • Sensory or Physical Needs- children may need specialist support or equipment  due to a disability that prevents or hinders them from the use of educational facilities.  These may include; visual impairment (VI), Hearing impairment (HI), or multi- sensory (MSI).

To ensure that children’s individual needs are met and the necessary support is given, we liaises with a range of agencies such as the:

  • Speech & language therapy service,
  • Occupational Therapy,
  • School Nurse Service,
  • The Inclusion Support Team- Behavior and Learning,
  • Social Communication Team,
  • Sensory Support Team,


Local Offer

The purpose of a local offer is to enable parents and carers see clearly what services are available for children with SEND in their area and how to access them. Tangmere Academy Local Offer (which can be viewed from the 'documents' panel on the right of this page) shows how we provide for children with special educational needs and disabilities

For the West Sussex Local Offer see the link below.

Also see the attached leaflet which can be viewed from the 'documents' panel on the right of this page.