Welcome to our page for SEND and Inclusion, here you can find lots of information for parents who have concerns regarding their child and SEND. Here at St. Teresa's, it is our firm believe all children should be entitled to the best experience possible when they attend school and should be given all help available in order to assure they get the very utmost from their school experience.
What is SEND?
According to the Code of Practice 2014 on the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs:
“A child has Special Educational Needs if he or she has a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.”
A child has a learning difficulty if he or she:
- has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age.
- has a disability which either prevents or hinders the child from making use of educational facilities of a kind provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local education authority.
- is under compulsory school age and falls within the definition at (a) or (b) above or would do if special education provision was not made for the child.
The Code of Practice document can be accessed in full by clicking here. (opens in a new window)
SEN = Special educational needs SEND=Special educational needs and disabilities
Both of these terms are used frequently to describe a whole range of needs.
Please see the resources section for further information and websites we believe would be of use to you.
The Local offer is a collection of information about the facilities and agencies available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, for their parents/carers and families. The Lancashire Local Offer is constantly being updated and can be accessed by clicking the picture below. This Local offer was compiled after schools and agencies compiled details of the facilities that they offer to the children and yound people with SEND in a SEN report. The information is intended to provide parents with more information about the places where they can find support for their children and young people with SEND. It also serves to enable agencies to work together through signposting parents to different types of support.
School's Local Offer 2018
SEND Policy 2018
FIND Newsletter Spring 2020
Complaints Regarding SEND
Should a parent or carer have a concern about the special provision made for their child they should in the first instance discuss this with the class teacher.
If the concern continues then the SENCO and class teacher will discuss the issue with the Head.
If the Head is unable to resolve the difficulty the parents’ concerns should be put in writing and follow the procedure set out in the School’s Complaints Policy.