SEN Information Report

Introduction

At St Nicholas Church of England Primary Academy, we strive to include all pupils including those with special educational needs and disability (SEND) where that is the family’s wish.

The broad areas of SEND need are:

  • Communication and Interaction.
  • Cognition and Learning.
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health.
  • Sensory and/or Physical.

The LA Local Offer

The Children and Families Act 2014 requires the Local Authority (LA) and schools to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged  0-25. The LA refers to this as the ‘Local Offer’.

The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will help parents and young people to understand the range or services and provision in the local area and contribute to a more equal partnership in planning for the needs of children with SEND. Follow the link below for more details:

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs

Provision that the local area expects to be made available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities attending mainstream schools is known as The Mainstream Core Standards. Guidance for schools, parents and carers is contained in the link below:

https://www.kelsi.org.uk/special-education-needs/inclusion/the-mainstream-core-standards

The Special Education Needs Information Report

Schools utilise the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by its policy and the provision available within that particular school. Information detailing the school’s approach to SEND from identification through to support for transition to other key stages/adulthood is detailed in ‘The Special Education Needs and Disability Information report'.

Questions

At St Nicholas Church of England Primary Academy we have published our SEND information report in sections under question headings to enable you to quickly find the information you require. Any further information you feel would be helpful at this time can be requested from the school office.

Mrs Antoinette Starmer-Smith (SENCO) in consultation with SLT, Teaching and Support Staff.

January 2022

This report will be reviewed as necessary to accurately reflect developments in our inclusive provision.