Special Education Needs and Disabilities
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) is the name given when children are having difficulty with learning or are experiencing some physical or emotional problem. The purpose of identifying these children is to provide support and help for them in school. The school has a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) to help in this work. The children who fall into this group cover a range of ability levels. Some children cope well in the classroom with additional help from the class teacher while others may require a statutory Health and Education Care Plan and where further support by law must be provided.
Definition of SEN from the Code of Practice (2015)
A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.
A child of compulsory school age or a 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 facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.
Children entering Holy Trinity from another school will have any SEND information passed on and support will be continued. Other children might be placed on the SEND register as they move through the school. Whatever is the case, parents and carers are informed of this and involved in any decisions about the child.
All children at Holy Trinity receive high quality teaching, including those with a SEND. Some may need extra provision on top of this to meet their needs. All children who have a SEND will have a support plan which is created by the class teacher, parents/carers and children. This will also be discussed with the SENCO.
SENCO: Miss Smith.
The school has its own gated car park for use by staff and visitors only. Access from the car park to the main entrance is via a tarmac pathway that is clearly marked. The school is built on 1 level.
In addition to the normal children's toilet facilities, there is a disabled toilet.
The Local Offer sets out at the ‘local authority level’ what the Local Authority expects to be available in every school. This is available here:www.lancashire.gov.uk/SEND
The above website also contains links to many other agencies which provide support to children with SEND and their families. Here is the SEND Partnership link: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/shaping-send-together/lancashire-send-partnership/
This SEN Information Report sets out in greater detail what provision is available in our school: