The amount of information presented to parents can seem quite daunting at times, especially if your child has SEND. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We have published a number of frequently asked questions asked by our parents relating to our school and SEND provision.
How can I find out what schools, health and social care should be providing for my child?
The new SEND Code of Practice sets out how decisions should be made for children and young adults with SEND. This is statutory guidance and all schools, local authorities and health providers must have regard to it when providing for SEND children/young adults.
How accessible is your school?
Our school has ramped access at the front of school and directly from the church car park. Unfortunately there are steps to the main office, but we have ramped entrances into school which are used by the children. We have a disabled toilet.
Please contact the school if you have any questions about accessibility.
What specialist services are available at your school to meet my child’s needs?
We work with an extensive range of services and professionals to ensure we meet the needs of each individual child. We encourage these professionals to visit school as often as possible to work with our staff and share their expertise. Wherever possible, our staff implement programmes of work linked to these professionals e.g. speech and language programmes, exercises recommended by therapists etc.
How will my child be included in activities outside of the classroom including school trips?
We ensure that all children are offered the opportunity to participate with activities outside of the classroom by making reasonable adjustments to the organisation of these. For example, we ensure SEND children have an appropriate level of adult support if going out of school, we organise transport that provides appropriate access and staff complete a comprehensive risk assessment of any excursion to ensure all children are safe and included.
Will my child be excluded from any activity?
We are committed to ensuring inclusion for all children no matter what their needs are. Our specialist SEND Teaching Assistants work diligently to include SEND children in all activities and experiences we offer in school, working in consultation with parents and experts to make any reasonable adjustments required.
Is it possible for my child to have additional visits before starting school?
Absolutely! If you feel that your child would benefit from additional visits, we are more than happy for you to contact the school to try to arrange suitable times.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.