In their Fact sheet for schools on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms, the DfE state the following:
"The SEN information Report and the Local Offer are two separate documents.
"The Local Offer is a statutory requirement on local authorities to develop and publish information setting out the support they expect to be available for children and young people with SEND. The SEN Information report is a statutory requirement on governing bodies of maintained schools and maintained nursery schools and proprietors of Academies to publish information on their websites about the implementation of the governing body's or the proprietor's policy for pupils with SEND.
The statutory requirement on schools to publish information about the implementation of their SEN policy means that they must have one, although there is no requirement to publish it as a separate stand-alone document." DfE SEN funding overview document......".
School & Local Community
Special Educational Needs at
St. Philip’s CE Primary School, Nelson.
Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is Mrs C. Ashton, and our SEN Governor is Miss Sheila Spencer. Children who have been identified as having special needs fall into several categories; these are children whose needs are “different from and additional to those which can be addressed through normal classroom differentiation.” Mrs Ashton and Mrs Ellidge ensure that provision is made for all children who are identified as having special educational needs. A record of these children is kept by the school and it is reviewed and updated at least 4 times a year.
We aim to identify pupils of all ability who are underachieving at the earliest opportunity. This is done by a number of in-school assessment and review methods but parental concerns about their child’s progress will always be taken into consideration. Often, their needs can be met through differentiation and intervention programmes. However, it is sometimes necessary to make additional provision through an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and, at this point, additional records are kept. Parents are informed before any such action is taken and consulted at regular intervals thereafter to review progress.
All children are given full access to the National Curriculum and are included and encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities, whatever their additional needs. Further details of the procedures are set out in the school’s Special Educational Needs Policy (SEND Policy), a copy of which is available above click the link.
Mrs Ashton and Mrs Ellidge are happy to discuss any issues raised; if you would like to meet with either of them, please contact school.
SEN Information Report
If you require further information about how St Philip’s provides special needs provision and support please click the following link
Useful Special Educational Needs website links for
Parents and teachers.
National Association of Special Educational Needs -
St Philip's is a member
Please click on the link below
- Down Syndrome Education International
- The National Autistic Society
- Afasic England - Unlocking Speech and Language
- Scottish Autism
- Irish Autism Action
- Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists
- The Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Strategic Action Plan for Wales
- Autism Independent UK
- Autism Initiatives UK
- Autism Care UK
- NHS Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Ambitious About Autism
- UK Autism Foundation
- Autism Awareness
- Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
- Share Ideas for Speech and Language Therapy
- Department for Education Special Educational Needs (SEN)
- I CAN Helps Children Communicate
- NAPLIC - Seech Language and Communication Needs
- Ireland National Council for Special Education
- Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education
- Special Education Support Service
- Free Special Needs Teaching Resources
- Sparklebox Free Printable Teaching Resources
- Middletown Centre for Autism
- Irish Learning Support Association
- Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice
- Down Syndrome Centre
- Down Syndrome Ireland
- ICEP Europe (Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe)