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Knocknagoney Primary School and Nursery Unit, Knocknagoney Road, Belfast

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

A pupil is described as having SEN if they have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children their age, which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. Special educational provision means educational provision which is additional to, or otherwise different from, the educational provision which children of a similar age receive in an ordinary school.

A pupil also has SEN if they have a disability that calls for special educational provision to be made for them.


About SEN

At Knocknagoney Primary School we are committed to ensuring that all children will receive a curriculum that is at a pace and quality that suits their learning needs. We work in partnership with families to encourage all learners to achieve their potential.


SEN Provision

We work alongside numerous external agencies to enable them to facilitate support for pupils and staff. These services include:

  • HSCT professionals
  • RISE
  • AAIS
  • Language and Communication Service
  • Sensory Service


Some pupils may receive in school literacy or numeracy support. This does not mean that your child is automatically on the Special Educational Needs Register, this in school support is an early support strategy and a member of staff will discuss with you if we feel it is necessary for your child to be placed onto the SEN Register.


Who to contact if you have SEN concerns for your child

In the first instance please speak with the class teacher. 

They may refer you to our Learning Support Co-ordinator / Special Needs Co-ordinator, Mrs G Murray. 

A meeting can be scheduled to discuss concerns and steps for moving forwards.