Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) 2023-24
Parent/Carer Information: School Offer (SEND Provision)
‘Children have Special Educational Needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.’ (SEND Code of Practice, 2014).
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) 2023-24 Parent/Carer Information: School Offer (SEND Provision)
All Brent maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and are supported by the local authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress and outcomes in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with SEND being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible, where families want this to happen. The local authority has described their local offer for children with SEND in Brent schools at https://www.brent.gov.uk/localoffer
St Andrew & St Francis CE Primary is a fully inclusive school which endeavours that all pupils achieve their potential, personally, socially, emotionally and academically in all areas of the curriculum (regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs).
This document is intended to give you information in which we can seek to support all of our pupils including those with SEN and disabilities (SEND), in order that they can reach their full potential. It may not list every skill, resource and technique we employ in order to achieve this, as these are continually developed and used to modify our provision to meet the changing requirements for individual children.
Children are identified as having SEN when their progress has slowed or stopped and the interventions and resources put in place do not enable improvement. Once this occurs we have specific needs based plans, pupil profiles and Special Educational Needs Outcome Targets (SOTs) which endeavour to help support their development and accelerate progress.
Children at St Andrew & St Francis CE Primary School make good progress and achieve in line with other schools nationally with SEN. Other useful documents such as our SEND/ Inclusion Policy, Disability Accessibility Plan and Equality Plan are available on the school website. If you would like further information about what we offer, then please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
Inclusion Leader (Assistant Headteacher) Mrs Florence Agbugba - SENCO@sasf304.ldbsact.org or 020 8459 1636
Safeguarding children with SEND
Specific risks for children with additional needs
Children with disabilities are 3.7 times more likely than other children to be abused or neglected. Sometimes this is because of high care needs, increased vulnerability or the range of other factors that affect other children. Parenting children with disabilities comes with additional stresses or challenges, which can heighten the potential for abuse or neglect, especially in the context of a society where there remains much prejudice and barriers to disabled children and their families. Similar factors affect young people experiencing mental health conditions. Professionals can sometimes miss signs of abuse due to the complexity of young people’s needs, an acceptance of things being how they are, or allowing their recognition of the challenges facing parents to cloud their judgement leading to abuse or neglect being under-reported.
To understand better the schools duty of care and procedures please see above policies e.g Safeguarding policy / Behaviour Policy / etc.