Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN-D)
Please follow this page for information and changes to National and Local SEN-D policy and guidance.
In this section of the website we will outline the changes to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN and D) and how this relates to children in Brenzett CEP School. We will outline how the new 'Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25' will put in place in our school and what it means for our children.
As of September 1st 2014 the new ‘Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years' for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities was introduced by the Government with statutory guidance for schools. This came about because of changes made to the ‘Children and Families Act 2014’.
A summary of the main changes to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities as a result of these changes can be found here.
To look at a copy of the Code of Practice please see below
Part of the changes made include a requirement that all local Authorities produce a ‘Local Offer’, outlining what the Authority offer to support children with SEN and D. You can find this by clicking here
As a school we are also required to set out our own ‘Local Offer’ stating what our school will do to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. This is in the new 'Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy and Information Sharing Report'. The link to this policy can be found below.
The definition of ‘Special Educational Needs’ is set out in the new code of practice and is:-
‘A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.
A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
• has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age
• has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions’. (Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years, DfE 2014)
A ‘Parents Guide’ to the new code of Practice is attached to this page and outlines what provision should be made by schools.
If you have any questions, please contact Miss L Barnden, the SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator).