From September 2014 Local Authorities (LA) and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is called the ‘Local Offer’.
The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice for families and will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
Further information about the Local Offer can be found on the County Durham Families Information Service website.
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Following the guidelines set out in the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 (Sept 2014) a child has Special Educational Needs if they require provision in school that is
that provided for their peers. If their needs are being met by Quality First Teaching they can no longer be classed as special needs. However, currently there are a small number of children who are working at levels below their peers and / or are progressing at a slower rate than their peers. This group is classified as having Additional Educational Needs. This group also contains children who have Speech and Language needs or are on movement programmes provided by Occupational Therapy who receive additional supports linked to their needs.
There are four main categories of Special Educational Needs defined in the Code of Practice
- Cognition and Learning
- Communication and Interaction (including Autism)
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health
- Physical Disability.
All four areas of need are recognised in our school, with some children presenting with more than on specific need.
The table below shows areas of need by year group. Primary areas of need are (p), secondary are (s).
|2p/2s||1s||1p||3p||2s||6p / 5s|
|3p||6p||1p||1p||1p/1s||12p / 1s|
|1p/2s||1p||2p / 2s|
|Physical Disability||2s||1s||1p||1p / 3s|
Further information on specific areas of need, and support provided, is available in school, on request.
Progress of a child with SEND is tracked in line with school policy, as part of their cohort. Their progress is also tracked as being part of a vulnerable group. I.e. SEND, Girls, Boys, FSM (Free School Meals) and Disadvantaged. This is assessed every half term for Reading and Numeracy and Termly for Writing. Teacher Assessment as part of Quality First Teaching ensures early identification of any child not making expected progress. This is supported Pupil Progress Meetings following termly assessment. Parents/Carers can request information about their child’s progress at any time.
Further information as to how the resources to support children with SEND are made available can be found in the SEND Information Report.
SEND Information Report
Schools also have to publish a SEND Information Report on their website. This will provide details about how we implement our policy for children and young people with SEND.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.