At Saxilby Church of England Primary School we believe that each pupil has individual and unique needs. However, some pupils require more support than others to learn and achieve. We acknowledge that a significant proportion of pupils will have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) at some time in their school career. Many of these pupils may require help throughout their time in school, while others may need a little extra support for a short period to help them overcome more temporary needs. If these pupils are to achieve their full potential, we must recognise this and plan accordingly.
Aims and objectives
Our aim is to provide all pupils with strategies for dealing with their needs in a supportive environment, and to give them meaningful access to the National Curriculum/Early Years Foundation Stage. In particular, we aim to:
- To identify and provide for pupils who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities and enable every pupil to experience success.
- Ensure that all pupils whatever their Special Educational Needs or Disabilities, receive appropriate educational provision through a broad and balanced curriculum that is relevant and differentiated, and that demonstrates coherence and progression in learning.
- Give pupils with SEND equal opportunities to take part in all aspects of the school’s provision, as far as is appropriate.
- Identify, assess, record and regularly review pupils’ progress and needs through individual targets, Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) and making use of care plans where appropriate.
- Involve parents/carers in planning and supporting at all stages of their children’s development.
- Work collaboratively with parents, other professional and support services.
- Ensure that the responsibility held by all staff and governors for SEND is implemented and maintained.
- To work within the guidance provided in the SEND Code of Practice 2014.
Areas of Needs as stated in 2014 Code of Practice
Definition of SEND
The SEND Code of Practice (0-25years) 2014 states that: A child or young person has SEN 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 has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
- Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age or
- Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or post 16 institutions.
A child under compulsory school age has SEN if he or she is likely to fall within the definition above when they reach compulsory school age or would do so if special educational provision was not made for them. Many children and young people who have SEN many have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 “A physical or mental impairment which has a long term and substantial effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities.” This definition includes children and young people with long term medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and cancer. Children and young people with such conditions do not necessarily have SEN but where a child requires special educational provision over and above the adjustments, aids and services required by the Equality Act 2010, they will be covered by the SEND definition. Saxilby C of E Primary also has regard to statutory guidance regarding supporting pupils with medical conditions. (DFE 2014)
SEND Intent, Implementation and Impact
SEND Information Report
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