Chelmer Valley High School takes a whole school approach to the inclusion of students with a range of learning and medical needs.

A child or young person is identified as SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if s/he:

• has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or

•  has a disability which prevents or hinders him/her from making use of  facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in  mainstream schools or post-16 education.