Our special educational needs policy has been agreed by the governors and is reflective of our Church foundation also. We aim to build a supportive school community which fosters high achievement for all students. “Inclusion” is an ongoing process, culture, policy and practice to which we are committed. We believe all pupils are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum and one that is differentiated to suit their individual needs.
Almost all children will have particular learning needs at points in their school life. We monitor the progress of all children and intervene or provide additional support when we recognise a risk of underachievement.
Each teacher is responsible for identifying the learning needs of the children in their care and most needs are met by the class teacher through careful planning and with additional adult support at times. Parents are fully consulted and work together with staff to ensure the best possible progress for their child. The child may be placed on the Code of Practice, which ensures that the child has an Individual Education Plan. The plan identifies targets for the child and reflects any outside agency help that the child receives. The targets are shared with the parents and regularly reviewed to ensure the learning keeps progressing. The plan describes how the learning needs will be met and by whom.
Our SENDCo or Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator works closely with all the staff to ensure that the provision for all children, particularly those with additional needs, is personalised and appropriate.
The Local Offer
All school and Local Authorities now have the responsibility to publish a ‘Local Offer’. This contains information about local provision for children and young people who are disabled and those with special educational needs (SEND). Each school also publishes its own School Information Report.
Dorset’s Local Offer – for further information for children with special educational needs and/or a disability please click on the link below
Services for Dorset Parents
Dorset Family information Directory provides information for families on services in Dorset, please click on the link below to find out more