The Children and Families Act 2014 brought with it changes to the way in which support is provided to children and young people in England with Special Educational Needs. A new SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Code of Practice was implemented on the 1st September 2014 and this new system aims to put each young person and their family at the centre of discussions about the support offered.
At Comberton Primary School we aim to ensure that, through a whole school approach, we address the barriers to learning our pupils face. We are committed to the process of inclusion and endeavour to provide full access to the national curriculum; encouraging all pupils to achieve their full potential. We will seek to identify the needs of our pupils and respond with a range of teaching strategies, in a supportive learning environment.
We endeavour to provide high quality education through both quality first teaching as well as wave 2 and 3 interventions where required. These are small group or individual interventions led by teachers, TAs or other professionals such as Speech and Language therapists. These interventions may be short, medium or long term and are targeted to the specific needs of our pupils. All areas of school life are inclusive and teaching is tailored towards individual learning offering both challenge and support. We support and value all of our pupils, providing equal opportunities for all.
|The Local Offer - 'Ordinarily Available'|
In response to the new Code of Practice, Local Authorities must publish a 'local offer' - the things that their schools/services will offer to SEN pupils and their parents. Worcestershire County Council are using the phrase 'Ordinarily Available' to describe the minimum entitlement of SEND pupils in mainstream schools.