SEND Vision

At Date Palm we recognise that each child is unique with his or her own personal talents, experiences, learning styles and should be valued for who they are. We are committed to provide an inclusive environment where all children with SEND are included in the curriculum, have resources, and education that promotes their intellectual and personal development. Our vision is to reduce barriers to learning and making change for the good of all students by celebrating and appreciating their ambitions, potential and progress. 


SEND Coordinator: Luthfa Begum
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Definition of Special Educational Needs (SEN) as taken from section 20 of the  Children and Families Act 2014.

A child or young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they;

  1. a) have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or

(b) have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.

A child under compulsory school age has special educational needs if they fall within the definition at (a) or (b) above or would do so if no special educational provision were made.

Children must not be regarded as having a learning difficulty solely because the language or form of language of their home is different from the language in which they will be taught.

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets Local offer can be found on the Tower Hamlets web site: