Our SEND Vision:
At St. Norbert’s we believe that all children have the right to accessing a broad and balanced curriculum. We recognise that many children will experience special educational needs at some point during their school life as there are many factors which may contribute to a child experiencing difficulty in learning. We are committed to working in collaboration with parents to ensure the needs of all children are met.
Definition of SEN: Department for Health & Education, January 2015 ‘Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of practice
A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her which is different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.
Aims of SEND provision at St Norbert’s Primary School:
All children are given equal access to the curriculum and that each child’s achievements are valued.
We identify and assess children with SEND as early as possible.
All procedures for identifying children with SEND are known by everyone. There is involvement of the parents and child at every stage.
We provide differentiation within a balanced and broad curriculum, in a way which supports children with SEND.
Records follow the child through the school which are clear, factual and up to date.
We raise staff awareness and expertise through INSET and other CPD opportunities
There is adequate resourcing for SEN.
We maintain close links with the support services, other schools and agencies.
As of September 2014, all schools will be required to publish details of its SEN Information Report, detailing support for pupils with special educational needs and/or a disability to compliment the Lincolnshire Local Authority Local Offer. The Local Offer has two key purposes:
To provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the available provision and how to access it; and
To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled children and those with SEN and service providers in its development and review.
Below are details of the current school offer at St Norbert’s Primary School and the Local Offer for Lincolnshire.
St Norbert’s Local Offer 2022/2023
Lincolnshire Local Offer for SEN and Disability
Liase: SEND Information Advice and Support Service in Lincolnshire
Liase provides advice and support on a range of issues including;
Special Educational Needs and Disability law
Local SEN and disability policy and procedures
Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs and assessment plans
SEN and disability support in schools
Schools admissions and exclusions
Who can refer?
Parents, Carers, Guardians