Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Broom Leys Primary we are committed to meeting the needs of every pupil at our school. We have an inclusive ethos and believe in a stimulating, creative curriculum for all. We have high expectations and our aims for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities are the same as for all our pupils; to provide a broad and balanced curriculum and the highest quality of education. We work to promote children’s self-esteem and emotional well-being and help them to form worthwhile relationships based on respect for themselves and others. Here at Broom Leys we celebrate the successes and achievements of every child and put the children’s learning at the heart of everything we do.
Definition of Special Educational Needs
A pupil has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.
They have a learning difficulty or disability if they have:
- A significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
- A disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools
Under the Equality Act 2010, a disability is a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities.
If a child has special educational needs, we aim to ensure that their needs are met by:
- Ensuring that children with special educational needs are offered full access to a broad, balanced and relevant education, including the Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum.
- Early identification, setting achievable targets and provision put in place guided by a pupil’s needs.
- Taking the child’s views into account with regard to their learning goals, wherever ascertainable, in the light of their age and understanding.
- Regularly reviewing the progress of children with special educational needs to ensure that their needs are being met.
- Working together with parents and a number of outside agencies/ professionals.
- Flexibly using additional adults to help groups and individual pupils.
- Encouraging all children to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities with all other pupils both in school time and during after school clubs.
If you would like to discuss anything relating to SEND, have any queries or think that your child may have special educational needs then please contact Mrs Neal, the SENDCO (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator). You can email her on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01530 832234.
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