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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
What does this mean for you?
Legislation states that Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person's ability to learn. They can affect their:
Legislation defines a child with Special Educational Needs (SEN) as having:
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) law refers to the law in England which protects the rights of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to access the best possible educational and other outcomes. This is not just about children and young people with statements of Education Health Care Plans - it is about all children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. SEND law is contained in various places, with the best place to start being the SEND CODE OF PRACTICE . This contains guidance on how and when a child or young person will need additional support.
At Staghills Nursery School we strive to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all children.
The Early Years Foundation Stage is our starting point for planning that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children. When planning, staff set suitable learning challenges and respond to children’s diverse learning needs.Some children have barriers to learning that mean they have special needs and require particular action by the nursery.
Following government changes and guidelines in further developing Improvements in supporting children with SEND, the 'Local Offer' is an easy-to-understand information pack which provides services to children and families with special educational needs or a disability.
What is a 'Local Offer'
What does it mean for you as a parent/carer of a child with Special Educational Needs or a Disability? Staghills Nursery have produced a 'Local Offer' for parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND). The purpose of the Local Offer is to 'offer' information for parents/carers, in a place, which helps them understand what services they and their family can expect from the nursery.
Staghills Nursery School have provided this information to give parents and carers the opportunity to recognise their good practice in supporting children with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities in achieving their full potential.
The following links to websites are provided as a means of support for parents and professionals for accessing further information regarding SEND.
Parental Special Education Advice (Known as IPSEA) is a registered charity. IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.
Find information regarding: Transition, Local Authority duties, School duties, Early Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments, Early Health and Care (EHC) plans, changing an Early Health and Care (EHC) plan, Personal budgets/direct payments, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Tribunal, Mediation, Challenging decisions, Jargon buster, FAQ by topic, Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disability law, Important case law, Model letters, Mental capacity, Exclusion from school, Disability discrimination, Home to school/college transport, Still have a statement?
SEND support: easy-read guide for parents
A guide for parents with learning disabilities, explaining changes to the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) system.
Find information regarding: Changes to the special educational needs and disability support system: easy read guide for parents - document
Portage is an educational home-visiting service for pre-school children who have significant special educational needs and disabilities.
Find information regarding: how portage works, eligibility for portage, sharing information with professionals and contact information