SEN Information Report

 

Welcome to our SEN Information Report for parents. The aim of this report is to provide parents with information about the new code of practice and how the school supports children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) at Corfield Church of England Infant School is Mrs K. McKinley. She can be contacted by telephoning the school office on 01773 823319 or email info@corfield.derbyshire.sch.uk

The SENCO has the day-to-day responsibility for the operation of SEN policy and co-ordinating the specific provision made to support individual pupils with SEN, including those who have EHC plans, working closely with staff, parents and carers, and other agencies.

The SENCO provides professional guidance to colleagues with the aim of securing high quality teaching for pupils with SEN, and works closely with staff, parents and other agencies. The SENCO works with professionals providing a support role to families to ensure that pupils with SEN receive appropriate support and high quality teaching.

The SENCO plays an important role with the staff and governing body in determining the strategic development of SEN policy and provision in the school in order to raise the achievement of pupils with SEN.

Mr D. Smith is the current Governor with responsibility for SEND at Corfield. She has regular contact with the SENCO and the staff of the school to keep up-to-date with, and monitor the school’s SEND provision.

From the 1st September 2014 The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2014 0-25 is legally required to be implemented in all schools. It provides the school with guidance that helps us to identify, assess and provide support for pupils with special educational needs. It sets out the processes and procedures we should follow to meet the needs of pupils. Copy on the link below to access the full publication.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25

As part of the new code of practice each Local Authority is required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the pupils and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.

The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.

http://www.derbyshiresendlocaloffer.org/

Principles underlying the Code

 

What are special educational needs (SEN)?

 

Parents – what to do if you have concerns/worries

  

How do we identify and support pupils with SEN?

 

Involving specialists

 

Requesting an Education, Health and Care needs assessment

 

How do we teach pupils with SEND?

 

How are staff trained to work with pupils with SEND?

 

How is the effectiveness of the provision for SEND evaluated?

 

How are pupils with SEN included in all aspects of school life?

 

How accessible is the school for children with disabilities?

(Disability Rights Commission: Code of Practice for Schools 2002)

 

How is transition managed for pupils with SEN?

 

What are the arrangements for handling complaints from parents of pupils with SEN about the provision made at the school?