Special education needs provision, is outlined by a code of practice.
The Code of Practice, January 2015, sets out the legislation and regulations concerning children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
The SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years (2015) states that a child or young person has a special educational need or disability if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.
A child of compulsory school age/young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
According to the Code of Practice 2015, special educational needs and provision falls under four broad areas:
Subject teacher input, through differentiated classroom teaching (High Quality Teaching).
Provision in addition to classroom teaching
Additional provision and support will be given where a pupil’s needs are considered ‘additional to or different from their peers’.
The duration of an intervention will vary according to need but will be monitored regularly. Interventions will be reviewed by the school to establish the effectiveness and impact of the provision and to inform future planning.
Intervention programmes may include:
Highly personalised and individualised interventions
For matters relating to Mental Health and Wellbeing please contact the following members of staff:
A pupil may be identified by the school as needing some extra specialist support from a professional outside the school. This may be from organisations that include:
When children have been identified as having SEND needs, the thoughts and feelings of the child and the parents/carers, together with the views of school staff and relevant professionals are considered through:
We recognise that transitions can be difficult for any child, and we take steps to ensure that any transition is as smooth as possible.
If your child is joining us from another school:
If your child is moving to another school/setting
When moving through the school/transition
The Children and Families Act (March 2014) requires Local Authorities to “Publish a local offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available for children and young people in their area who have special educational needs.”
The Hertfordshire local offer can be accessed at https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/the-hertfordshire-local-offer.aspx