Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At St Gilbert’s C of E Primary School we are very proud of our school, providing a stimulating learning environment in which pupils of all abilities can thrive, founded on a strong Christian ethos. We want all our pupils to experience success in everything that they do as part of the school family.
We aspire for every child to maximise their potential and we encourage all our pupils to be part of the full life of the school by being involved in activities during and after the school day, as well as taking on leadership responsibilities.
We strongly believe that all our pupils should not just grow academically but that they should also be nurtured personally and socially so that they become confident, well balanced and happy individuals prepared for the world beyond St. Gilbert’s.
According to the SEND Code of Practice (2015), “High quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised will meet the individual needs of the majority of children and young people. Some children and young people need educational provision that is additional to or different from this. This is special educational provision under Section 21 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Schools and colleges must use their best endeavours to ensure that such provision is made for those who need it. Special educational provision is underpinned by high quality teaching and is compromised by anything less.”
Further to this the Code of Practice states that “a pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age. Making higher quality teaching normally available to the whole class is likely to mean that fewer pupils will require such support. For some children, SEN can be identified at an early age. However, for other children and young people difficulties become evident only as they develop.”
Where a pupil is identified as having SEN, St Gilbert’s staff work closely with the child and their parents or carers to remove barriers to learning and put effective special educational provision in place.
If you have any questions regarding this or require further information about Special Educational Needs provision at St Gilbert’s C of E Primary, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Kris Standen, SENCo on 01780 762400.
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