Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) is the name given when children are having difficulty with learning or are experiencing some physical or emotional problem.
The purpose of identifying these children is to provide support and help for them in school. The children who fall into this group cover a range of ability levels. Some children will work in the normal classroom with additional help from the class teacher and teaching assistants while others may require a statutory Health and Education Care Plan and where further support by law must be provided.
Children entering The Beeches from another school will have any SEND information passed on and support will be continued. Other children might be placed on the SEND register as they move through the school. Whatever is the case, parents and carers are informed of this and involved in any decisions about the child.If you would like to talk about your child and their needs please contact one of the SENCOs below.
The school employs a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) to help in this work.
The SENCO has day-to-day responsibility for the operation of SEN policy and co-ordination of specific provision made to support individual pupils with SEN, including those who have EHC plans. The SENCO provides professional guidance to colleagues and will work closely with staff, parents and other agencies. The SENCO will use the provision in the Local Offer and be able to work with professionals providing a support role to families to ensure that pupils with SEN receive appropriate support and high quality teaching.
At The Beeches Primary there are two SENCOs:
Reception and Year 1 SENCo Ms Marsden
Year 2 and KS2 SENCo Mrs Jacklin
Please note that the SEND Policy is due for review in February 2021.