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Special Needs Provision at Cranmore Integrated Primary School

What is meant by Special Educational Needs (SENs)?


The term ‘special educational needs’ is defined in the Education (NI) Order 1996 as ‘a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made’. ‘Special educational provision’ means educational provision which is different from, or additional to, the provision made generally for children of comparable age’.*


* From the Code of Practice on the identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs.

Currently we have 31% of our pupils on our Special Needs register. 

It is important to remember that any pupil can experience a difficulty at some point of their school career. Our teachers are quick to diagnosis dififculties, plan for focussed support, evaluate progess and discontinue. We look carefully at data and highlight underachievement as well as low attainments.
Support can take a great deal of forms

* Sensory Room

* Early Intervention Programme
* Focussed Learning Support

* Gifted and Talented Programme

* Outreach Support

*Confidence and self awareness support

* Perpetetic teaching for Dyslexia

* Booster Classes


* Reading Partnership Programme


* Toe by Toe Programme


* Mathletics (an online support programme for Numeracy)


* Counselling

  • Cranmore Integrated Primary and Nursery School,
  • 47 Finaghy Road North, Belfast, BT10 0JB
  • Telephone : 028 9066 4410
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