The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2015) drawn up by the Department for Education and Department of Health operates within the school.
There is a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), supported by the Head Teacher and a Special Educational Needs Governor.
The SENCO regularly reviews with other staff, children who have been identified as having a special need. The SENCO has formal meetings with parents at least once a term, to report on the progress of the child and an Educational Support Plan (ESP) is used to track progress over time. At this meeting future needs are discussed with parents and noted on the ESP.
The children are registered on the SEND Record. The class teacher, child, SENDCo and parents are all involved.
It may be necessary for some children to have an Educational, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which will be drawn up in consultation with outside professionals, parents, the child and the school.
This is our initial document and we will be reviewing throughout the year as is necessary
The purpose of all Local Offers is to:
To provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the available provision and how to access it. To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled young people and those with SEN and service providers in its development and review.
We are committed to an inclusive curriculum and to increasing access to the school’s facilities for all stakeholders, by increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school’s curriculum, improving the physical environment of the school and improving the delivery of information to disabled stakeholders.
Click here to view our Accessibility plan. Ratified in 2016, this is currently under review by governors and staff. An update will be published shortly.
Disability Agenda Action Plan
This scheme and the accompanying action plans set out how the governing body will promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.
The scheme shows what St Mary’s as a school are doing to promote equality.
Click here to view our Disability Agenda Scheme. Instigated in 2015, this document is currently under review by governors and staff. An update will be published shortly.
The action plan below shows who is responsible for what issues and the actions they shall take regarding the issue.
Click here to view our Disability Agenda Action Plan. This document is currently under review by governors and staff. An update will be published shortly.
We are in the process of reviewing and updating the Disability Agenda and associated information. This involves governors monitoring actions, ensuring information is current and therefore identifying any further steps in light of changes to legislation and updated guidance from the DfE. Thank you for your patience.
We are committed to supporting children with additional medical needs and strive to meet and exceed the following document: