Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Some children may be perceived as having special educational needs through specific or general learning difficulties. A child has a learning difficulty if he or she has significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age, physical or sensory impairment, emotional, psychological or behavioural problems. Exceptionally able children fall into the Special Educational Needs framework.

We work to ensure that all children have the same statutory right to a broad and balanced differentiated curriculum, that is designed to meet their needs as well as the requirements of the National Curriculum.

The School SEND Policy implements the DFE’s Code of Practice on the identification and assessment of Special Need children. The responsibility of assessment and monitoring is shared with the class teacher and the SEND co-ordinators Mrs Robinson and Miss Smith (curriculum provision).

Please click here for our SEND policy.

Class teachers and Learning Support Assistants work closely together to ensure that the child’s confidence is maintained and their attainment increased. Through careful monitoring an Individual Education Plan is developed that is related to the child’s needs. At all stages parents are kept informed and contributions to the plan recorded.

Please click here to read our SEN Information Report (Local Offer). This should give you a ‘jargon free’ overview of how we can help and support your child with SEND.

The Dorset Local Offer can be accessed here.

Please click here to view the Local Offer from Somerset County Council

Parents can search for services/activities on the Family Information Directory’s homepage  click here.

Please read the following links for further information:

Guidance for supporting children and young people with medical conditions

Accessibility Plan

Dorset Admissions Policy 2017-2018

Single Equality Policy