Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) Information
Mrs Justine Watkins is SEND Coordinator (SENDCO) and Deputy Head teacher. The SENDCO can be contacted by phone on 01722 327227 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
From September 2014 all schools and academies are required to publish information about their SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS and DISABILITY (SEND) provision. In Wiltshire, this will form part of a Local Offer and details about our SEND provision, and that of other schools and agencies provision, will be found under a dedicated Local Offer website found here.
This is in line with a new Code of Practice which can be found in its entirety here. The new Code of Practice focuses on providing the right support for children and young people from 0 to 25 who have a special educational need and / or a disability. It also gives parents and carers a greater say in what appropriate provision is for their child.
The new Code of Practice will also see the phased ending of Action, Action Plus and Statements as a means to categorising SEND – instead where there is a need, children will be identified as requiring extra support and for those where there will be a high level of support, the child will be in support of an Education and Healthcare Plan (EHCP). In Wiltshire, the EHCP is referred to as a ‘My Plan’; meaning that it is owned by the child.
Our Admissions Policy does not discriminate against children who have been identified with a Special Educational Need or Disability. All children and their families are welcomed at our school, in an ethos of Christian love, tolerance and understanding.
We ensure our curriculum and our building do not discriminate against children with Special Educational Needs or a Disability.