Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
'Pupils with SEND are well supported. They make as least as strong progress as their peers because they are provided with carefully planned support,'
Ofsted, December 2018
Ofsted, December 2018
Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Our Special Educational Needs co-coordinator is the headteacher, Jen Harvey. All staff work closely with parents to ensure inclusive practice principles are met. If a child is identified as having additional needs, the school have a number of programmes and strategies in place to support them. The school works with other specialist agencies within West Sussex. Teachers and teaching assistants have training and support to be able to adapt provision to suit the needs of the child, wherever possible, In addition to adult support, pupils are encouraged to develop skills of self-help and independent working.
Admission of disabled pupils is through the West Sussex admissions procedures. The school would work closely with parents and the relevant agencies to ensure appropriate resources are available. There is ramp access to the mobile classrooms with toilet facilities that are more easily accessible to disabled pupils than those in the main school building.
The school takes all reasonable steps to prevent disabled pupils being treated less favourably than other pupils and seeks advice from other professionals. Arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with SEN about the school's support are within the scope of the school's complaints procedure. Where parents have specific complaints about the Educational Health and Care (EHC) plan procedures, or about the content of their child's EHC plan, they will be referred to West Sussex County Council. This is in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice.
West Sussex Local Authority Offer
The purpose of the Local Offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available in their area and how to access them. It includes provision from birth to 25 across education, health and social care. Click to read more