Special Educational Needs (SEND)
Use these links to find the DfE SEND code of practice
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Miss Lynne O'Mara is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo), she can be contacted through the school office.
The role of the SENDCo is to support all staff in following the school's SEND code of practice. This may involve identifying, assessing and planning for needs and developing support programmes to meet those needs and break down any barriers to learning.
If you have a concern, always speak to the class teacher first.
Key SEND Information
Our SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Policy complies with the guidance given in Statutory Instrument: Special Educational Needs (Information) Regulations (Clause 65) and has been written as guidance for staff, parents or carers and children with reference to the various guidance and statutory documents. It also provide information about the North Yorkshire CC Local Offer
Our Accessibility Plan sets out our current site accessibility features and plans for future development.
SEND Information Report
Our SEND Information report answers many questions that you may have as a parent of a child with SEND about provision at our school.
SEND Local Offer
The Local Authority Website can be found via this link:
North Yorkshire Local Offer
Safeguarding and Children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities
Our School recognises that pupils with special educational needs and / or disabilities can face additional safeguarding challenges. Additional barriers can exist when recognising abuse and neglect in this group of children. These can include:
- assumptions that indicators of possible abuse such as behaviour, mood and injury relate to the child’s disability without further exploration;
- being more prone to peer group isolation than other children;
- the potential for children with SEN and disabilities being disproportionally impacted by behaviours such as bullying, without outwardly showing any signs; and
- communication barriers and difficulties in overcoming these barriers.
In order to address these additional challenges, extra pastoral support is offered for pupils with SEN and disabilities where required.