In England, it is estimated that 12.2% of all pupils have a Special Educational Need (SEN). Many of these children and young people, particularly those with complex SEN needs too often end up outside mainstream education, despite parents/carers and the children themselves having a strong preference for effective inclusion.

We are committed to ensuring children and young people do not become marginalised or segmented by society. At Paradigm, every child matters, and the importance of having the right provision at the right time in a child’s school journey cannot be overstated. We work together with families on a holistic approach to overcoming challenges on an individual and profoundly human level, so all pupils have every opportunity to meet their potential, from Nursery through to Year 11.

Most crucially however, we believe that our pragmatic, integrated and inclusive approach to SEN provision is the best way to offer value to the communities we serve. By encouraging adults and children with a wide range of needs to work and play together, we can promote tolerance and understanding. Our curriculum for SEN pupils is underpinned by the Paradigm Trust curriculum, teaching the right things efficiently.

Last updated August 25, 2022