At our school we endeavour to ensure the full inclusion of all children whilst meeting their individual needs. Teachers provide differentiated learning opportunities for all children within the school and provide materials appropriate to children’s interests and abilities. This ensures that all children have full access to the school curriculum.
It is our responsibility to ensure that pupils with special educational needs or disabilities have the maximum opportunity to attain and achieve in line with their peers. Accurate assessment of need and carefully planned programmes which address the root causes of any learning difficulty are essential ingredients of success for these children. These will be provided, initially, through additional support funded from the devolved school’s budget.
Please see the information below for more about SEND provision at Blakesley.
Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information files
Complaints about SEND provision
We always endeavour to meet all of our children's needs fully and to discuss any concerns that you may have with parents/carers as soon as possible. Should a concern arise about our provision, we urge you to share concerns regarding the SEND policy or the provision made for your child to speak to the school as soon as possible and, in the first instance, to the class teacher or the SENCO. If parents / carers feel their child's needs are still not being met they should make an appointment to see the Headteacher. If concerns are still unresolved parents / carers may wish to engage with PDET’s Complaints policy procedures (https://www.pdet.org.uk/userfiles/files/Policies/Complaints%20Policy%20-%20final%20-%201%20April%202019.pdf ). NB - any issue relating to statutory SEN assessments should be pursued with the relevant Local Authority and not via PDET’s Complaints policy.
If parents / carers require further advice / support, they should use the local Information, Advice and Support Service for Special Educational Needs and Disability SENDIASS (http://www.iassnorthants.co.uk , telephone 01604 364772).
The Department for Education’s publication: Special Educational Needs and Disability A guide for Parents and Carers, can be found by clicking below.
The Local Offer
In September 2014 a new Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) was published. As a result, every local authority must identify education, health and social care services in their local area provided for children, young people and families who have Special Educational Needs or disabilities and include them in an information directory called the Local Offer.