Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Provision for children with special educational needs and/or a disability is a matter for the school as a whole. We believe that all children share the right to have access to a rich and varied curriculum and to receive the most appropriate provision for their needs, which will also enable them to fulfil their potential, to join in with all activities and to enjoy life at school.
We embrace the Disability Discrimination Act. We will not treat children with disabilities less favourably, and we aim to make reasonable adjustments so that children with disabilities are not at a substantial disadvantage. To this end parents and carers of a child with severe sensory, physical or mobility difficulties are advised to approach the school well in advance of admission so consultations can take place.
The school has a Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy, and Inclusion and Accessibility Policies, which are regularly reviewed and updated. These are available for download on our policies page. If you would like to know more about these please ask at the office or alternatively you can arrange to meet with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator, who will be happy to meet with you to discuss any matters or queries. Once your child is in school, you may find that the class teacher will be the most appropriate first port of call.
Information can also be found on the Devon County Council SEND pages.
Under the SEND Code of Practice 2014, schools are required to publish an Annual SEN Information Report. Please find documents below:
Devon SEND Local Offer-
Devon’s SEND Local Offer is the education, health and social care services and support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25 in Devon.
To access Devon's SEND Local offer please click on this link
Teaching and supporting pupils with SEND is therefore a whole school responsibility requiring a whole school response. Meeting the needs of pupils with SEND requires partnership working between all those involved – pupils, parents/carers, school, children’s services and other agencies and the Local Authority (LA).
Early Help is the extra support your family can get if you need it. It may be that you want to prevent a problem, or change things for your family before the problem becomes more serious. It is not a specific service or team, it’s an approach that brings together people from a range of services and teams who will work together with your whole family to help improve the situation for everyone. By identifying and building on your strengths as a family we can help and support you to find long term solutions to your issues, as well as developing your skills to help you manage any future challenges.
Multi Agency Early Help Offer- more information can be found at Devon Children and Families Partnership https://www.dcfp.org.uk/early-help/