SEND Provision at River Primary School
River Primary School is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education to all children. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs or a disability, have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life.
We believe that all children are equally valued in school. We will strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish.
River Primary School is committed to inclusion and we aim to promote a sense of community and belonging. Part of the school’s strategic planning for improvement is to sustain cultures, policies and practices that include all learners. This does not mean that we will treat all learners in the same way, but that we will respond to and support learners in ways which take account of their learning needs and varied life experiences. We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, impairment, attainment and background.
The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice provides schools and local authorities with statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to The Children and Families Act 2014.
The code, which came into force on 1 September 2014, explains the duties of schools and colleges to provide reasonable adjustments, auxiliary aids, services and support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities; it provides the basis for our work with all children with SEND at River Primary School.
The Children and Families Act 2014 requires the Local Authority and schools to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25.
The Local Authority refer to this as the ‘Local Offer’. The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will help parents and young people to understand the range of services and provision in the local area and contribute to a more equal partnership in planning for the needs of children with SEND. Follow the link below for more details:
Schools utilise the Local Offer to determine how they will meet the needs of SEND pupils in accordance with the school policy and the provision available within that particular school. Information detailing the school’s approach to supporting children with SEND is detailed in the SEND information report/policy. The policy was developed to comply with the revised Code of Practice and through consultation with parents/carers, staff and representatives from the governing body.