SENDCO – Mrs J Webster
A child has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty, which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. Children have a learning difficulty if they have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age or have a disability, which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in mainstream schools within the area of the local authority.
A child under compulsory school age (e.g. on arrival in Reception Class) has special educational needs if he or she is likely to fall within the definition in paragraph above when they reach compulsory school age or would do so if special educational provision was not made for them.
All pupils are offered a broad and balanced curriculum. Specialist teachers and other professionals will be consulted, when needed, for advice on ways of ensuring children have full access to all learning opportunities and that any barriers to learning are removed. In some individual cases, the school will implement the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) procedure to ensure that pupils with additional needs (and their families) can benefit from the full range of support available to them.
Children with SEND follow Passports which detail support already in place and that which is planned for the next term or so in order to meet appropriate and specific targets under the guidance of our Special Needs Co-ordinator. Parents/Carers of children with SEND are encouraged to become involved with the support programmes and will be invited to meet regularly with staff to discuss progress to the targets.
For information on the Bradford authority’s local offer and details of support and services, please visit https://localoffer.bradford.gov.uk/.