In September 2014 a new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) code of practice was published by the Department for Education and the Department of Health.
The SEND code of practice is for children and young people from 0 to 25 years old with an overarching aim to identify special educational needs and disabilities at the earliest point so that effective support can be put in place. There is a much greater emphasis on parents and carers knowing what services they can reasonably expect to be available and ensuring that children, parents and carers are fully involved in decisions about their support and what they want to achieve.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 sets out schools’ responsibilities for education, health and care (EHC) plans, SEN co-ordinators (SENCOs) and the SEND information report. Our SEND Policy and Information Report is based on the statutory Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice and the associated legislation.
At St. Peter’s School we believe that all children have a common entitlement to a broad, balanced and accessible academic and social curriculum. We also believe that all children are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they can achieve their best and become confident individuals living fulfilling lives. Through our website we can only give you a flavour of how we will endeavour to meet your child’s needs. This does not replace personal conversations and collaborative working to find solutions and achieve shared aspirations.
The West Sussex Local Offer site puts all the information about learning, keeping well, care services, leisure activities, short breaks and support groups in one place online. To find out more visit: westsussex.local-offer.org
Pupils, parents and staff at St. Peter's work tirelessly in partnership to meet the needs of all learners. Any additional support that may be required to overcome barriers to learning is coordinated by our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator, Mr Stephen Jones. He will be happy to help with any queries that you may have and can be contacted by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.