GREAT KIMBLE C of E SCHOOL

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITES (SEND): Information Report, Revised September 2015

School Ethos

Our school welcomes all children into a caring Christian community where every child matters and is valued for their individuality. The individuality of our children and their different needs are reflected in our teaching practices. We embrace children from all cultures and faiths. We foster kindness, empathy, tolerance, a clear understanding of right and wrong whilst together sharing the joy of learning. All this applies as much to children with SEN as any others.

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

A child has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision. The SEND Code of Practice identifies four categories of such need:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties (which might show themselves in behavioural difficulties)
  • Sensory and physical needs.

Some children who have SEN may have a disability under the Equality Act (2014). Here, a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment which has a long term and substantial effect on the ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Please read are SEND Annual Report or SEND Policy for more details www.greatkimble.bucks.sch.uk/policies/

The Local Authority “Local Offer”

The purpose of the LA’s Local Offer is to improve information and choice for families by providing information about services across education, health and social care for children who have SEN and/or disabilities. This Local Offer also provides a comprehensive resource for professionals to understand the range of services and provision within their area.

The Buckinghamshire Local Offer is available at www.bucksfamilyinfo.org.

Contact details of SEND support services

Bucks family information service: www.bucksfamilyinfo.org.

National Parent Partnership Network: 01245 436036