At Woolavington Village Primary School we understand that every child is different and has individual educational needs. We are committed to inclusion and provide an appropriate and high quality education to all children.
We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs, have a common entitlement to high quality teaching, a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum and that that they should be fully included in all aspects of school life.
We hope that SEND information provides you with a clear understanding of what we offer the children at Woolavington Village Primary School.
The changes in the Children and Families Bill and the introduction of a new SEND Code of Practice, affect the way children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are supported in schools. The new approach began in September 2014 and places pupils at the centre of planning. The key principles of the new legislation are:
1. Children and their families should be involved in discussions about the support they need, so they can share their knowledge and feed back to the school on the young person’s progress.
2. Education, Health and Care plans (EHCPs) will replace statements of special educational needs. New assessments for additional educational needs will follow the EHCP guidelines from September 2014 (existing statements will remain in force until all children and young people have completed the transition, which will be within three years).
3. School Action and School Action Plus will cease and be replaced by a single SEND support category for children who need extra specialist support.
Local authorities are required to develop a ‘Local Offer’, which provides information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents/carers in a single place, helping them to understand what services they and their families can expect from a range of local agencies.