SEN provision for Children and Young People at Plaistow Primary School

As part of the Children and Families Bill (2014), the government requires all local authorities to publish a, ‘Local Offer.’ This sets out support that is available for children and young people with SEN in the local area.

Newham’s Local Offer is on the Newham Website and tells parents how to access services in their area and what to expect from these services. The local offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child.

Alongside this, schools are required to publish information about their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEN.

This is the Local offer for Plaistow Primary School. It describes the arrangements we make that are ‘additional and ‘different ‘for pupils with SEN. This information has been produced together with parents, carers and our children and young people and will be reviewed annually.

The following information outlines the support and provision pupils with SEN can expect at Plaistow Primary School.

Plaistow Primary School provides a wide and comprehensive offer to the pupils attending the school. The school have recently had their SEN department reviewed and we have been awarded the inclusion quality mark.

A commitment to inclusive practice is at the heart of the school. We believe that all children are entitled to have their needs met and to have access to high quality teaching within the mainstream. We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all pupils whatever their needs or abilities.

Plaistow Primary School values the contribution that every student can make and welcomes the diversity of culture, religion and learning style. The school seeks to raise achievement of the whole community, remove barriers to learning and provide physical and curricular access for all.

As such, provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) is a matter for the whole school. All teachers are teachers of pupils with SEN. The governing body, Head teacher, Special needs coordinator, teaching and non-teaching staff all have important responsibilities.

Read our full offer to see the schools graduated response to children’s needs. It shows the standard offer of teaching, learning and care for ALL pupils, the additional provision which may be needed by some pupils and the specialist provision available to the few children with significant or complex needs