Special Education Needs and Disability

The Governing Body, in line with the SEN Code of Practice, are concerned to do their best to secure the necessary provisions for all pupil who have special educational needs in order to meet those needs. The Governors operate and fully support a Policy of Equal Opportunities and children with SEN are fully integrated with their peers although a Teaching Assistant or the Primary Support Teacher may withdraw children for specific work outside the classroom as well as support them in the classroom.

The School’s admission policy ensures that pupils with SEN are treated equally. The Governors are keen to involve the parents/carers as fully as possible in any school based action and parents/carers will be encouraged to attend all review meetings. We accept that the child has a right to be heard and encouraged to participate in decision making about the provisions to meet their educational needs.

There is a statutory requirement for all schools to produce an accessibility plan (SEN and disability Act 2001) a copy of which is available on request. We are an inclusive school and we will strive to ensure accessibility for disabled pupils.

The school has a designated Governor to have an overview on the implementation and monitoring of the Special Needs Policy.

The Children and Families Act 2014 says that Derbyshire will have to produce a ‘Local Offer’ for children and young people with special educational needs / disabilities aged 0-25 and their families. The ‘Local Offer’ should provide clear information about support and opportunities that are available.

Information for young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, and their families.

SEND: guide for parents and carers – from the DFE

S.E.N.D Information Report

New Government legislation requires all schools to publish a new report called the SEN Information Report. By clicking on the link below you can find out about SEND identification, provision and assessment.

Click here for the SEN Information Report