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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Inclusion and Special Educational Needs

SENCo - Sandra Quarmby

SENCo for Nursery to Yr4 - Gill Edge

We believe it is the right of every child to have access to an education where barriers to learning are minimised. We strive to enable every child to have access to a broad and balanced curriculum whilst providing opportunities for specific specialist support to meet the needs of the individual.  We believe parents to be the experts where their children’s needs are concerned and place pupils and their parents at the centre of our approach.

We have a whole-school approach to Special Education Needs (“SEN”) policy and practice. Pupils identified as having SEN are, as far as is practicable, fully integrated into mainstream classes. Every effort is made to ensure that they have full access to the National Curriculum and are integrated into all aspects of the school, including the extended curriculum (such as school trips and before- and after-school clubs).  The SEN Code of Practice makes it clear that all teachers are teachers of pupils with special educational needs and that quality teaching in a mainstream classroom alongside their peers is the first stage in provision for all children with an SEN. It is our view that this applies to all children with additional needs.

In addition all teachers are responsible for identifying pupils with SEN and, in collaboration with the pupils and their parents as well as the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), will ensure that those pupils requiring different or additional support are identified at an early stage.

The  link below relates to the Kirklees Local Offer which gives children and young people aged 0 – 25 years with special educational needs or disabilities, and their families, information about what is available in Kirklees across education, health and social care.

www.kirkleeslocaloffer.org.uk/#/

It covers:

  • SEN support in nurseries and schools
  • Health and Social Care
  • Choices for school leavers
  • Support for parents and carers
  • Income and benefits
  • Things to do where you live

It is more than a directory of services. It brings everything together in one place

We have produced a detailed SEN Local offer which can be found by clicking on the document below. This will provide detailed information on SEN at ACS.