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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Report

Yew Tree Community Primary School

SEND Information Report

   Children and Families Bill 2013

 

The Children and Families Bill underpins wider reforms to ensure all children and young people can succeed, no matter what their background. The Bill will reform the systems for adoption, looked after children, family justice and special educational needs.

The Government is transforming the system for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN), including those who are disabled, so that services consistently support the best outcomes for them.

A child or young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

  • has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or

  • has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.

Part of the SEN reform programme Local Authorities must publish their Local Offer, providing a comprehensive, transparent and accessible picture of the range of services available. Local partners, including schools are required to co-operate with the Local Authority in the development and review of their Local Offer.

All Knowsley maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.

This document outlines our School Offer and the SEN Information required as stated in the SEN Code of Practice.

At Yew Tree we pride ourselves on the quality of our SEN provision. Please click on the link below to access our SEN Information Report and SEND Policy:

New SEN information report

SEN policy November 2016

 What are the admission arrangements for pupils with SEN or disabilities?

Admission arrangements for pupils with SEN into the mainstream are exactly the same as every other pupil. After an application has been made for a place in our mainstream and a need has been highlighted we would liaise with parents, other professionals and feeder schools and nurseries before the child starts to ensure everything is in place to support them and fully incorporate them into the school.

Children with a statement of SEN or an Education Health Plan may be maintained in our Mainstream provision with 1-1 support as dictated in the provision set by the LA or be placed in our DSP (Designated Special Provision). Entrance into the DSP is through the KAPP (Knowsley Access Provision Panel) and all applications for places are made to the LA.

The SEN office will then send information on prospective pupils to school to ascertain if Yew Tree DSP is a suitable environment for these pupils and that the provision can meet their needs.

Additional Information:

ASC

Autistic Spectrum Condition

CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

EP

Educational Psychologist

PEP

Personal Education Plan

SENCo

Inclusion Co-ordinator – organises and monitors provision for children with additional needs, which includes SEN, English as additional language and child protection.

LM

Learning Mentor- supports children with social/emotional/behavioural needs.

QFT

Quality First Teaching – an excellent standard of teaching, enabling all pupils to make progress.

EHCP

Education, Health Care Plan

SA

School Action

SALT

Speech and Language Therapy/Therapist

OT

Occupational Therapist

SEN

Special Educational Needs

SEN Code of Practice

The legal document, which sets out the requirements for educating children with special educational needs.

Outreach

Two Outreach teachers who support children on the SEN register, or who are working below age related expectations,