The term ‘Special Educational Needs’ is used to describe learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for children to learn than most children of the same age. Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) are likely to need extra or different help from that given to other children their age. This help is known as special educational provision.
At Easebourne CE Primary School, we strive to meet the needs of all pupils within our school. All staff are aware of SEND within the school and receive high-quality information and training. We aim to quickly identify pupils, who are making limited progress and provide targeted interventions and support to meet their needs. We ensure that parents are fully aware of the SEND process and informed of their child’s learning at regular points throughout the year. We are a fully inclusive school and work alongside the Local Authority, Health Professionals and community organisations to find the most appropriate and effective support for pupils within our care.
All schools are required to publish and review information for parents and carers about the support and provision for children with special educational needs or disabilities in accordance with the Childrens and Families Bill (2014).
The Local Offer must include information about the provision the local authority expects to be available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) regardless of whether or not they have an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP). The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families.
We are part of the Rother Valley school locality group and we work collaboratively to ensure best practice and a common approach is in place.