Special Educational Needs
All children are unique and special and have different learning needs. We strive to ensure that the needs of all children are met appropriately. Sometimes it becomes apparent that a child has specific needs, either because he or she has a learning difficulty or because he or she is gifted or talented in certain curriculum areas. In such cases we work closely with parents to identify the best sources of guidance and support.
Our school aims to be an inclusive school. We strive to give all our children a sense of belonging, to make them feel happy and to enable them to look forward to their school day. Every child is different and we view differences as an opportunity for adults and children alike to learn more about ourselves.
If your child has a disability he or she will be treated no less favourably than other applicants for admission. We take all reasonable steps to ensure that people with a disability are not treated differently, without lawful justification, and make reasonable adjustments to ensure that pupils with disabilities are not placed at a substantial disadvantage. Our accessibility plan (in the School Office) describes the arrangements we have already made and the further proposals planned, to improve physical access to the school, access to the curriculum and access to written information.
The school has a policy for supporting children with special educational needs which is revised every year. This policy is available in the school office. Our aim is for all children to have access to all aspects of school life, as far as is reasonable and practicable.
In order for effective partnership working between home and school to take place, we anticipate that parents will want to:
- Inform the school at the earliest opportunity if their child has a disability and the exact nature of it.
- Provide the information school needs to plan effectively for the child to be a full member of the school community.
- Acknowledge that when deciding whether an adjustment is reasonable, one of the factors the Headteacher must consider is the effect of the proposed change on all members of the school community.
- Recognise the importance of school and home working in partnership.
Our Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Diane Ellis.
SEN Information Report
All Cambridgeshire Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.
All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.
The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.
What is the Local Offer?
The Children and Families Bill became law in 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children 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.
For details of all the services available in our local area for children with SEND, please go to: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/SEND
The School SEN Information Report
This utilizes the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEN pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet.
Your Child has Special Educational Needs. What can we at Brampton Village Primary School offer you?
At Brampton Village Primary School, we embrace the fact that every child is different, and therefore, the educational needs of every child are different; this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs.
Please look at the questions below for more information about the Local Offer from Brampton Village School.