SEN and Disability
On 1st September 2014, the Children and Families Act 2014 introduced a new framework for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) representing the biggest shift in SEN for 30 years. Please refer to the letter from Edward Timpson, Minister for Children and Families – April 2014 at the bottom of this page.
All Local Authorities are required to publish information on ‘the Local Offer’ about all SEND services, along with details of any eligibility for specialist services and a signpost to support for those who do not meet thresholds. http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs
Our SEN policy is available on the website, in which you will find specific details about SEN in our school.
The Local Authority (Education, Local Authority and Health) has published their revised Mainstream Core Standards document, which details the expected provision to be made available in mainstream schools for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and / or Difficulties (SEND).
Below is a link to the guidance for parents / carers which explains in detail the purpose of the Mainstream Core Standards and provides a summary of what has been shared with schools.
It explains what we can do to make sure we are doing everything we can to meet the needs of our pupils with SEND, so that they are included in all aspects of school life, make progress and are happy in school. https://www.kelsi.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/117257/Special-educational-needs-mainstream-core-standards-guide-for-parents.pdf
If you wish to discuss your child’s support programmes please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child's class teacher or with Mrs Maher (SENCo)