The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice defines that ‘Children have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty that is significantly greater than the majority of children of the same age; this may call for special educational provision to be made for them’. The Governors and staff of St Francis Catholic Primary School believe that all children have the right to access a broad and balanced curriculum that is relevant to their learning. This enables children to develop a sense of independence and to reach their full potential in life. We believe that children are individuals, with individual talents and needs, and, together, in partnership with parents, we aim to meet these talents and needs to benefit the children. We aim to ensure that children’s needs are identified early and the strategy of early intervention is introduced to meet these needs.