Special education needs provision, is outlined by a code of practice. The Code of Practice September 2014, 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:
For general academic concerns please contact the relevant member of staff below:
For pastoral concerns, please contact the Pastoral Managers
If you think that your child may have a SEND, please contact, Mrs L Tredler, SENDCo
Subject teacher input, through targeted classroom teaching (High Quality Teaching).
Additional provision will be given where a pupil’s needs are ‘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:
For matters relating to social and emotional well-being, please contact the Pastoral Managers:
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:
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.