Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Report
On 1st September 2014, the Children and Families Act 2010 introduced a new framework for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This framework is published by the Department for Education and Health and is entitled: Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0-25 years. July 2014. It can be accessed at:
All Local Authorities are required to publish information on ‘the Local Offer’ about SEND services, along with details of any eligibility for specialist services and a signpost to support for those who not meet thresholds. Further information on the Essex Local Offer can be accessed at:
Parents can seek advice or information through the Parent Partnership Information, Advice and Support Services on 01245 436036 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Schools Ethos for SEND
At Canewdon Primary School and St Nicholas Primary Schools we recognise the individuality of pupils’ social and academic needs. Many pupils will require specific intervention for a short period of time, whereas others may require more substantive longer-term support. All children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they:
The policy for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) is available to all parents through the school website. Our ethos is based on caring and respect for all and our three core values are: respect, integrity and responsibility.
Arrangements for consulting parents of pupils with special educational needs
We work closely with parents and carers as we recognise this leads to the best outcomes for learners.
Arrangements for consulting young people with Special Educational Needs about, and involving them in, their education
The name and contact details of the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
Information about the schools’ policies for the identification, assessment and provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs, whether or not pupils have an EHC Plan, including how the school evaluates the effectiveness of its provision for such pupils. This should also include what additional learning support is available, activities and emotional support which is additional to those available for all pupils
Canewdon Primary School and St Nicholas Primary School recognise that a child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special education provision to be made for them, and as defined in the Code of Practice 0-25 years 2014, the school accepts that a young person has a learning difficulty of disability if they:
The class teacher is usually the first person to identify a learning issue. Sometimes parents may pass on a concern which leads to further investigation.
The School SENCO will liaise with Pre-School provision to ensure a smooth transition for pupils with a Special Educational Need
The school uses both formal assessments and observation to identify children’s needs and aim to address these through adjustment of “quality first teaching”, intervention strategies, individual and group support.
The method of identification and provision follows the recommended graduated response:
If evidence shows that progress has not been made, despite provision of concentrated support, the School or parent may apply for a statutory assessment which may lead to an Education Health Care Plan.
Information on the kinds of special educational provision made in schools
Information about the expertise and training of staff in relation to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and about how specialist expertise will be secured
Information about the schools policies for making provision for pupils with SEN including, evaluation of effectiveness, assessment and reviewing progress, adaptations to curriculum, additional support and wider support
How the governing body involves health and social care bodies, local authority support services and other bodies in meeting the needs of pupils with SEN
The contact details of support services for the parents of pupils with Special Educational Needs
Services include the following:
School arrangements for supporting pupils transferring between stages of education and preparing for independent living
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