A new duty in the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice was placed on Local Authorities from September 2014 and this is being referred to as the ‘Local Offer.’ This means that Local Authorities must publish, in one place, information about provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from 0 to 25 years of age who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.
Outlined in our SEN Information Report are the types of things we do to support all of our children with additional needs as well as targeted types of support that we are able to provide in relation to specific areas of SEN. The information is general; each child is an individual and will receive unique provision and resources where necessary.
The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice takes account of the Special Educational Needs of children within the school as recommended by the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001. It places a duty on Local Authorities to ensure that children with Special Educational Needs have educational provision matched to their special needs. According to the Code of Practice, the school works in partnership with parents, pupils and other Agencies as necessary. Parents of children with Special Educational Needs are provided with services offering advice and information (e.g. the Parent Partnership Service, telephone 01952 291350.)
The Governor with responsibility for SEN is Mrs Shirley Ansell and the SENCo is Miss Olivia Moran. Pupil success is evident in their access to all aspects of the curriculum and contribution to school life. Progress and success is monitored through individual curricular targets (Pupil Profiles,) termly class assessments and the tracking of progress. Progress is due to the commitment of all staff and the additional support through individual/group withdrawal, lunchtime support and provision through the School Accessibility Plan. Bicton School has been accredited with the Silver award for SEN provision. Local Authority support is provided by the LSAT – (Learning Support Advisory Teacher) and Behaviour Support.
For further enquiries, please contact any of the following: Mrs N Johnson (Head teacher), Miss O Moran (SENCo) or Mrs S Ansell (SEN Governor).
Download our SEN Information Report (local offer) by clicking the link below:
Copies of the following School Policies are all available at the School Office
Please visit https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/local-offer/ for information on Shropshire Council’s Local Offer.