Special education needs provision, is outlined by a code of practice. The Code of Practice September 2014, sets out the legislation and regulations concerning children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
SEND – The School’s Offer (SEN Information Report 2017)
The SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years (2014) states that a child or young person has a special educational need or disability 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/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
According to the Code of Practice 2014, special educational needs and provision can be considered as falling under four broad areas:
Subject teacher input, through targeted classroom teaching (Quality First Teaching).
Additional provision will be given where a pupil’s needs are ‘additional to or different from their peers’. The duration of an intervention, will vary according to need but will be monitored regularly. Interventions will be reviewed by the school to establish the effectiveness and impact of the provision and to inform future planning.
Intervention programmes may include:
A pupil may be identified by the school as needing some extra specialist support from a professional outside the school. This may be from organisations that include:
Change can be challenging for all children, particularly children with SEND, therefore at Yavneh Primary School, we have a range of procedures to support the transition of children with SEND as they join our school, move to new classes within the school or transfer to new schools.
Joining our school in Hachana – home visits are carried out for all children and parents are provided with a pack of information when they attend the ‘New to Yavneh Parents’ meetings. During home visits at the beginning of term, any concerns are discussed and information gathered. Children and their parents are encouraged to come in for special sessions before joining Hachana and the settling in process is tailored to support the needs of individual children.
We recognise that transitions can be difficult for any child, and we take steps to ensure that any transition is as smooth as possible
We are committed to working in partnership with parents and carers to meet the needs of the children in our school.