SEND School Information
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
The changes in the Children and Families Bill affect the way children with special educational needs (SEN) are supported in schools. The new approach began in September 2014 and places pupils at the centre of planning.
The key principles of the new legislation are:
- Young people and their families should be involved in discussions about the support they need, so they can share their knowledge and feed back to the school on the young person’s progress.
- Education, health and care plans (EHC) will replace statements of special educational needs. New assessments for additional educational needs will follow the EHC guidelines from September 2014. (Existing statements will remain in force until all children and young people have completed the transition, which will be within three years).
- School Action and School Action Plus will cease and be replaced by a single school-based category for children who need extra specialist support.
All Staffordshire maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with a Special Educational Need/s being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible, where families want this to happen.
Holy Trinity CE (C) Primary School’s Information Report is written with due regard to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 and the revised Code of Practice. Holy Trinity CE (C) Primary School seeks to adhere to the principles of an inclusive education service as set out in the DfES/0774/2001 document on Inclusive schooling.
Please open the document below to see our School’s Information Report.
To find out more information about the services Staffordshire LA have or to make any kind of complaint in regard to the support school provides, please follow the link to the 'Market Place' below.
SENDCo (Special Education Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator): Mrs Tracy Hoskins
If you wish to speak to her please phone school on 01283 247550 or ask at the office for an appointment.