Special Educational Needs and Disability Provision and the Local Offer
From September 2014 all schools and academies are required to publish information about their SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS and DISABILITY (SEND) provision. In Wiltshire, this will form part of a Local Offer and details about our SEND provision, and that of other schools’ and agencies’ provision, will be found under a dedicated Local Offer website found here.
This is in line with a new Code of Practice which can be found in its entirety here. The new Code of Practice focuses on providing the right support for children and young people from 0 to 25 who have a special educational need and / or a disability. It also gives parents and carers a greater say in what appropriate provision is for their child.
The new Code of Practice will also see the phased ending of Action, Action Plus and Statements as a means to categorising SEND – instead where there is a need, children will be identified as requiring extra support and for those where there will be a high level of support, the child will be in support of an Education and Healthcare Plan (EHCP). In Wiltshire, the EHCP is referred to as a ‘My Plan’; meaning that it is owned by the child.
We ensure that our Admissions Procedures do not discriminate against children who have been identified with a Special Educational Need or Disability. Admission Procedures for the current school year can be downloaded here and procedures for the year 19/20 can be downloaded here.
Below are a set of questions that will help you understand more about SEND and our approach to SEND at Rushall Primary. Please click on a question to take you to the answer.