From September 2014 all schools and academies are required to publish information about their SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS and DISABILITY (SEND) provision. In Wiltshire, this will form part of a Local Offer and details about our SEND provision, and that of other schools and agencies' provision, will be found under a dedicated Local Offer website found here
This is in line with a new Code of Practice which can be found in its entirety here. The new Code of Practice focuses on providing the right support for children and young people from 0 to 25 who have a special educational need and/'or a disability. It also gives parents and carers a greater say in what appropriate provision is for their child.
We ensure that our Admissions Policy does not discriminate against children who have been identified with a Special Educational Need or Disability. The new Code of Practice will also see the phased ending of Action, Action Plus and Statements as a means to categorising SEND - instead where there is a need, children will be identified as requiring extra support and for those where there will be a high level of support, the children will be in support of an Education and Healthcare Plan (EHC). In Wiltshire, the EHP is referred to as a 'My Plan', meaning that it is owned by the child.
We also wish to ensure that our curriculum and our building do not discriminate against children with Special Educational Needs or a Disability. To see how we intend to do this, see our Accessibility Plan.