SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES (SEND)
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo) : Mrs Sharon Dade
At Sebert Wood Primary School we value the abilities and achievements of all pupils. Our aim is to ensure that all children, whatever their need or disability, make good progress throughout their school life. With the introduction of the new Children and Families Act, the SEN code of practice was revised. In light of this there are statutory duties placed upon schools regarding the provision for children with SEN and Disabilities. To view the whole Code of Practice follow the link here.
Select the link Our School’s Local Offer to see the outline of the provision we make for our children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Select the link Bury Schools Partnership Local Offer to see the offer made by the partnership.
The Local Authority’s Local Offer can be accessed via the link Local Offer for LA
We work closely with parents and other agencies to ensure that the needs of each child are met. The information report here will detail how Sebert Wood teach and support children to achieve their potential.
Our SEND policy is available here. The Graduated Response is here.
A Guide for Parents
The Department for Education has released a guide for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
To access the guide click on the link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers
How can parents/carers get involved?
Suffolk Parent Carers Network [SCPN] is represented in overseeing the implementation of the SEND Reforms. As a parent/carer please feel free to use the contact e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org for SCPN for any queries and or questions.
Parent Partnership are offering workshops across Suffolk in the Autumn term, for parents and carers to find out more about the Code of Practice and to explore what this will mean in practice there will be more dates and venues to follow.
Further useful websites
Information, support and services for children, young people and families with SEN. Also includes information, advice and support services regarding emotional wellbeing and mental health – www.infolink.suffolk.gov.uk
Impartial advice for parents – www.suffolk.gov.uk/sendiass/leaflets
SEN Complaints Procedure
The Governing Body ensures anyone wishing to make a complaint in relation to SEND, whether they have an EHC plan or not, is treated fairly, given the chance to state their case, provided with a written response (including the rationale for any decisions) and informed of their appeal rights in line with the school complaints procedure. In the first instance, any parent or carer with a concern about the implementation of the SEND policy should speak to their child’s class teacher or the SENDCo. If they wish to pursue a complaint they should contact the Headteacher and follow the school’s complaints procedure. If the complainant remains concerned after following the complaints procedure, he/she could ask the Department for Education’s School Complaints Unit to take up the matter.