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:
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.
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
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.
Suffolk SENDIASS provides impartial and confidential information, advice and support to children and young people with SEND, and their parents and carers. They also offer free training courses.
SENDIASS video: ‘Who we are and what we do’
Booking is open for this term’s first online sessions for parents and carers.
23rd January 2023 6pm – 7:30pm online session for parents/carers
26th January 2023 10am – 11:30am online session for parents/carers
1st February 2023 10am – 11am online session for parents/carers
Booking is open for our popular webinar explaining the purpose, threshold and process of an EHC needs assessment and how you and your child are involved. This was coproduced separately with both parents/carers and practitioners and all are welcome to book.
Anyone who registers will have access to a pre-recording to watch on demand and a suite of additional resources.
EHC Needs Assessment webinar (opens pdf flyer)
7th February 6pm – 7:30pm
BehaviourSafe at home supports parents, carers and family members living with children who display extreme behaviours, to improve the safety of everyone. The focus of the programme is on early intervention, to help prevent the behaviour escalating and to reduce the need for restrictive interventions. The consultants provide meaningful and focused guidance, to help parent/carers make appropriate positive choices when managing difficult behaviours. As school we have used the consultants to provide behaviour safe training for our staff.download the flyer. To book the course, please complete the booking form.For more information please
Following the Independent SEND Review and as part of their efforts to communicate more widely with families, Suffolk County Council have re-launched a SEND Newsletter, under the new name of Local Offer News. With an introduction from Assistant Director Ros Somerville, the first edition is out now, containing strategic updates from Education, Health and Care, and other local SEND news and resources.
We are a neurodiversity support service based in Suffolk that sits on the NDD pathway.
We run drop ins for Parents/Carers of those with children and young people that have neurodiverse needs. Please share this information with Parents/Carers that may need a place to come and ask questions and get non-judgemental support and guidance. Our drop ins are open for anyone regardless of whether they are under our service or not 😊
We also hold a LEAF after our drop ins, this is a lived experience advisory forum, which is a space for those with lived experience to share their ideas and experiences with neurodiversity and use these to help improve support services.
Please see the posters below with the locations and dates.