SEND

An inclusive education describes the process by which a school attempts to respond to all pupils as individual by reconsidering and restructuring its curricular organisations and provision, allocating resources to enhance equality of opportunity.’
(Sebba and Ainscow, 1996)

At Hillstone Primary School, the SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator) is Victoria Chudleigh.  The SENDCo is responsible for co-ordinating the SEN provision across the school.

At Hillstone Primary School, our vision for children and young people with special educational needs and disability ( SEND) is the same as for all children. We strive to ensure access for all to educational excellence in preparing children and young people for their futures, seeking to continually improve attainment and progress for all and secure the highest levels of achievement appropriate to the individual learner. The SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator) is Vikki Chudleigh. The SENDCo is responsible for co-ordinating the SEN provision across the school.

At Hillstone Primary School, we enable our children to achieve academic success through a rich, diverse and inclusive curriculum. We provide many opportunities for our children to be motivated and enjoy learning through educational visits, residential activities and a variety of visitors who bring different experiences of life. It is important to us that every child is valued and their talents, skills and unique qualities are recognised. We believe in developing the whole child and actively promote and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Relevant documentation

SEND Information Report

All schools are required to publish an SEN report which outlines their graduated approach to identifying and supporting pupils with SEN.

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SEN Policy

All schools must publish a school SEN policy to describe the school provision for pupils with SEN.

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Accessibility Plan

All schools must comply with government legislation and have an Access Audit and an Accessibility Plan which is reviewed every 3 years.  The purpose of this plan is to show how this school intends, over time, to increase the accessibility of our school for disabled pupils. Definition of Disability A person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day to day activities

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SEN Code of Practice

Revision Updated 30 April 2020. This is statutory guidance for organisations which work with and support children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities.  It relates to part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

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Hillstone Primary School Offer

What can I expect at Hillstone if my child has special needs?

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Birmingham’s Local Offer

As a result of the Children’s and Families Act 2014 it is the responsibility of the local authority to develop and publish a Local Offer, setting out the support they expect to be available for local children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) or disabilities.

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