Special Educational Needs and Disability
Governors’ Statement of SEND
As a school, we aim to identify and meet the specific needs of individual children, whether that need is of a physical, emotional, behavioural or cognitive nature. These needs are addressed through the provision of a caring and supportive learning environment in which pupils with SEND have equal access to the curriculum and are able and encouraged to achieve success. We firmly believe in inclusion and as such the majority of pupils’ needs are met within the classroom setting.
The 2014 Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disability provides the legal framework for the support of all our pupils with SEND. The school procedure reflects a graduated approach to provision for SEND pupils.
Mrs Karen Spencer, SEND coordinator continues to oversee the implementation of the school’s policies and procedures for SEND. The governor with responsibility for SEND is Mrs Lucy McLachlan.
The school’s budget includes a notional amount for SEND. This supports the SENCO in the early identification of SEND, staff training and resources including classroom support staff. The annual expenditure is approved by the Governing Body and managed by the Headteacher.
The school is wheelchair accessible, has access for pupils with physical disabilities and has adapted facilities if required.
All of our pupils, including those with SEND are admitted in accordance with NELC's admission procedure carried out on behalf of the school.
The school has a range of Policies and Procedures in accordance with the requirements of
a) Children and Families Act 2014
b) Equality Act 2010
c) Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014
Further information on
(i) The arrangements for the admission of disabled persons as pupils at the school
(ii) The steps taken to prevent disabled pupils being treated less favourably than other pupils.
(iii) The facilities provided to assist access to the school by disabled pupils
(iv) The arrangements for children with SEN in the school
can be found via the following links: