Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Every child is of equal importance and unique in their own way. All teachers at Blakehill Primary School are teachers of SEND who successfully provide for the diverse needs of pupils through good differentiated teaching. Children may require ‘additional ‘ or ‘different’ provision and the quality of their provision is relevant and matched to their individual needs. Blakehill are proud to have The Hub which offers specialised SEN support to children in both key stages.
At different times children at Blakehill Primary may require different levels of support. We aim to:
- promote inclusion in the broadest sense
- ensure that all children’s needs are met through the culture, agreed practices and procedures, management and deployment of resources in school.
- facilitate early identification, assessment and provision for all pupils with special educational needs
- ensure that all pupils are in receipt of a broad and balanced curriculum which is well differentiated.
- ensure the wishes of the child are considered in light of their age and understanding alongside the views of individual parents
- ensure that professionals and parents are encouraged to work in partnership.
The Local Authority must publish a ‘Local Offer’ which provides clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the support and opportunities that are available to children with SEN and their parents.
Blakehill have also completed a 'school offer' and information report.
All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils' with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.
The four broad ‘areas of need’ are defined as:
Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.
Mrs Pinder and Mrs Gould have the responsibility for leading and managing the SEN. If you have any questions or comments about SEN provision in school please speak to either SENco or alternatively email the school office.
Our school SENCos (Mrs Pinder and Mrs Gould), have dedicated time each week to support children and families. If you would like to see Mrs Gould or Pinder an appointment can be made via Reception. We encourage any parent wishing to discuss their child's SEN provision to speak to our SENcos.