Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Aims and Objectives
At Bewick Bridge we are committed to meeting the educational needs of all our pupils and place emphasis on raising the achievement of all children.
Some pupils will, permanently or from time to time, have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of their age. Some may have disabilities, which prevent or hinder them from making use of the facilities provided for our pupils. We will give these pupils individual consideration and make reasonable adjustments, working in partnership with home, school or other agencies as necessary.
The governor’s intention is that the needs of all pupils, including those with SEND, are met as soon as possible after entry to the school. All pupils, whether they have SEND or not, must have an equal opportunity to participate in the broad and balanced curriculum of the school (including the National Curriculum) and all activities. Pupils with SEND will be encouraged to become independent and take responsibility within the school.
Everyone in the school community, governors, staff, pupils and parents, have a positive and active part to play in achieving this aim:<
- Governors – by fulfilling their statutory duty to pupils with special educational needs, by establishing a policy which has regard to the Code of Practice on the identification and assessment of special educational needs. There is a named Governor for Special Educational Needs within the school.
- Staff – by acting on the principle that every member of staff is directly responsible for meeting the needs of all pupils, by working in partnership with the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), pupils, parents and other agencies and by participating in appropriate training.
- Pupils – by having their wishes about their own needs regularly sought, carefully considered and by being involved in the planning for their education and by all pupils treating their peers with respect.
- Parents – through consultation, communication and by working in partnership with the school and external agencies to help meet their child’s needs.
Bewick Bridge uses the Graduated Response approach to provide help for pupils with special educational needs as stated by the Code of Practice (2014).
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