SEN

We promote high achievement for all and encourage all children to achieve their full potential. We are an inclusive school and promote equality for all. We are proud of the relationships we develop  with each individual child that enable us to identify any needs as soon as they arise, and to address them. We offer extra support for children with special educational needs and enrichment and challenge for those children who are gifted and talented.

Different levels of support can be provided depending on the needs of the child. Most children will normally be catered for through the usual differentiation of the class work provided by the teacher. However, some children may have a more specific difficulty that would need to be addressed through a specific intervention programme carried out for a specific purpose for a short period of time.

If the learning difficulty is more general, then the class teacher will plan a programme of extra work for the child that may involve extra adult support. This will be discussed with parents and reviewed regularly through an Individual Education Plan. If we feel unable to provide adequately for the specific needs of the child, then we may involve other agencies for specific support eg speech therapy, educational psychology, behaviour support.

If parents have any concerns, questions or information about their child, then it is vital this information is shared with school staff. We aim to work in close partnership with parents to ensure we meet the needs of all children.

Local Offer

Under the new Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2014) schools and settings are required to produce a SEN information report known as a Local Offer. This needs to be published on the school’s website, kept up-to-date with changes and revised at least annually.

This Local Offer clearly explains what provision the school makes for a child who’s educational or physical needs are additional to and different from their peers.Local Offers for each school are available by clicking the links below. Any comments you wish to make on the draft Local Offer should be made in writing and handed in at the school office before Friday 24th October.

 

Further information is available from Devon County Council Special Needs information website at  https://new.devon.gov.uk/send/

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