Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

The school supports the requirements set out in the DfES guidance Inclusive Schooling, the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act  Code of Practice 2015 and the Equality Act 2010. In particular, we will not treat disabled pupils less favourably, without justification, for a reason which relates to their disability; and we will make reasonable adjustments so that disabled pupils are not put at a substantial disadvantage compared to other pupils who are not disabled.

All carers of children with formal Education, Health and Care Plan have the right to choose a mainstream school for the education of their children.

The school has ramped access front and rear and accessible toilet provision for disabled users.

All children at some time may have special educational needs. The school monitors children’s progress closely so that children who need additional support are identified early. Parents or carers are always consulted, as are external advisers when appropriate.

The aims and objectives for children with special needs are the same as for all children at this school:

  • All pupils will have maximum access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum including the National Curriculum.
  • All children need to experience success and a sense of achievement.
  • All children have individual needs, which must be addressed.

It is the purpose of the Special Educational Needs Policy to clarify, both for staff and parents, the means by which these objectives can be achieved. Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator is Miss Smith.

Special Educational Needs Policy v16

Equality Policy (Accessibility Plan) v7

Local Authority Local Offer

The Children and Families Bill was enacted in September 2014. From this date Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available to children and young people with SEND. The Local Authority refer to this as the Local Offer

Suffolk County Council’s Local Offer

Special Educational Needs Information Report

We utilise the Local Authority’s Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by our policy and the provision that we are able to provide. This is outlined in our Information Report.

SEN information report – local offer