SEN – Special Educational Needs
“We will be a happy family school where every child’s needs are met through a provision of exceptional quality and where everyone is welcomed and respected”
This means that At Rose Hill Primary Primary School we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school.
In order to do this many steps are taken to support them through their learning journey.
Quality teaching is vital; however for some children there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets. This may be an indication of a special educational need, or may be a short term need.
The SEN Code of Practice defines Special Educational Needs as follows:
“A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
- Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning that the majority of others the same age, or
- Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.”
At Rose Hill Primary School the Special Needs Co-ordinator is Mrs Claire Bradley
Current SEN Update:
Children and Families Bill 2013
The Children and Families Bill takes forward the Coalition Government’s commitments to improve services for vulnerable children and support strong families. It underpins wider reforms to ensure that all children and young people can succeed, no matter what their background. The Bill will reform the systems for adoption, looked after children, family justice and special educational needs.The Government is transforming the system for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN), including those who are disabled, so that services consistently support the best outcomes for them. The Bill will extend the SEN system from birth to 25, giving children, young people and their parents/carers greater control and choice in decisions and ensuring needs are properly met.
It reforms the provision by:
- Replacing statements and learning difficulty assessments with a new 0-25 Education, Health and Care Plan, extending rights and protections to young people in further education and training and offering families personal budgets;
- Improving co-operation between all the services that support children and their families and particularly requiring local authorities and health authorities to work together;
- Requiring local authorities to involve children, young people and parents in reviewing and developing provision for those with special educational needs and to publish a local offer of support.
What is the Local Offer?
The Local Offer is a description of all the services available to support disabled children and children with SEN and their families. This information should set out what is normally available in schools to help children with SEN as well as highlighting what support is available for families who need additional help to support children with more complex needs.
What Stockport’s Local Offer will do?
Stockport’s Local Offer will provide parents/carers with information about how to access services in Stockport and what they can expect from those services. With regard to education, it will let parents/carers and young people know how schools and colleges will support them, and what they can expect in the local settings. You can access the Stockport SEN site and see details of their Offer here.
The Stockport School Offer Development Group has considered a range of concerns and interests that parents/carers may have in considering how well a particular educational setting can support their child’s needs. These concerns and interests have given rise to a set of commonly asked questions, which schools within Stockport should address as part of their School Offer.