Information and Guidance

New SEN Code of Practice comes into effect 1st September 2014.

 

Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is Mrs Karen Millar. If your child is unable to fully access the curriculum, then special arrangements can be put in place. All children with any sort of Special Need are monitored closely and have an individual Education Plan (IEP). These are updated at least once a term. The school runs a number of intervention programmes, mainly for Maths and English. Our Special Educational Needs Policy is available from the school office and our website. A recent analysis of progress of pupils on our intervention programmes showed good progress.

 

The school can meet the needs of all four categories of identified need: 

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Sensory and/or physical needs

 

Statements converting

Statements of SEN will be converted to Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC Plans) over the next three years. Pupils at points of transition within education (e.g. Year 6 to High School, Year 9 into Key Stage 4) will be a priority. Any new application for recognition for Special Educational Needs, if successful, will automatically be an EHC Plan.

These new plans bring together Health, Education and Social care in one document with statutory accountability. The design of the plan ensures that all of a pupils’ needs are identified and provision put in place rather than as previously where non educational needs were often overlooked.

                          

Government Legislation

The New SEN Code of practice was issued in June 2014 is available to download using the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/325875/SEND-Code_of_Practice-June2014.pdf

There is also this guide for parents and carers:

Special Educational Needs and disabilites guide for parents and carers

Policies

Our school SEN Policy and Behaviour Policies can be found on the policies page of our website.

  

The links below may be of interest to parents of pupils with SEN/D.

Access Unlimited:

On this new website you can find information about the full range of services that Suffolk County Council provides for families and carers who support children and young people with additional needs and disabilities.

www.accessunlimited.co.uk

 

SENDIASS (Previously Parent Partnership)

We are a confidential listening advice and support service for parents and carers with concerns over their child's education. 

Just some of the issues that we can help you with are:

  • Listening to your views and concerns.
  • Working with you to explore your options.
  • Prepare for meetings.
  • Building up your confidence to share your views.
  • Helping with forms, letters and reports.
  • Explaining your rights in relation to SEN and disability.
  • Working in partnership with schools and the local authority to develop positive relationships.

Please call the helpline number or send an email with your question, and we will get in touch with advice, information and support.

Helpline - 01473 265210 (office hours Mon-Fri) 
Email -
sendiass@suffolk.gov.uk

Website: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/send-and-the-local-offer/sendiass/

  

Children's services Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

For more information about the Government reforms please visit the Department of Education website.

https://www.gov.uk/childrens-services/special-educational-needs

 

Suffolk County Council

The Suffolk County Council website is also a useful place to find out information related to education and SEN/D.

http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/education-and-careers

 

The Special Needs Officer (SNO) that covers our school is Anna Palmer. She is based at:

Riverside

4 Canning Road

Lowestoft

NR33 0EQ

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