Special Educational Needs
Current SEN Information September 2016 to be reviewed September 2017
At Woodslee Primary School we are a fully inclusive school who ensures that all pupils achieve their potential personally, socially, emotionally and academically in all areas of the curriculum regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, physical ability or special educational needs, (SEN).
This document is intended to give you information regarding the ways in which we ensure we support all of our pupils, including those with SEN, in order that they can realise their full potential. It may not list every skill, resource and technique we employ in order to achieve this, as these are continually developed and used to modify our provision, to meet the changing requirements for individual pupils.
Children are identified as having SEN when their progress has slowed or stopped and the interventions, resources etc. put in place do not enable improvement. Once this occurs, we have specific needs-based plans and pupil profiles which help support their development and accelerate progress. Children at Woodslee make good progress and achieve in line with other schools nationally with SEN. Other useful documents such as our SEN/Inclusion policy and our Disability Equality Scheme and Access Plan are available on the school website. If you would like any further information about what we offer here at Woodslee then please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
Children and Families Bill 2013
The Children and Families Bill takes forward the Coalition Government’s commitments to improve services for vulnerable children and support strong families. It underpins wider reforms to ensure that all children and young people can succeed, no matter what their background. The Bill will reform the systems for adoption, looked after children, family justice and special educational needs.
The Government is transforming the system for children and young people with SEN, including those who are disabled, so that services consistently support the best outcomes for them. The Bill will extend the SEN system from birth to 25, giving children, young people and their parents/carers greater control and choice in decisions and ensuring needs are properly met.
It takes forward the reform programme set out in Support and Aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability: Progress and next steps by:
- Replacing statements and learning difficulty assessments with a new birth- to-25 Education Health and Care Plan, extending rights and protections to young people in further education and training and offering families personal budgets so that they have more control over the support they need;
- Improving cooperation between all the services that support children and their families and particularly requiring local authorities and health authorities to work together;
- Requiring local authorities to involve children, young people and parents in reviewing and developing provision for those with special educational needs and to publish a ‘local offer’ of support.