Staff and Governors at Whitehouse Primary School believe that all children should have access to educational experiences of the highest quality. We encourage all of our children to attain the highest standard of personal achievement.
We aim to make appropriate and flexible provision for every child and are totally committed to the principle of inclusion.
High quality teaching that is differentiated and personalized, 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 endeavors 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.
(1.24 Of Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years)
Definition of Special Educational Need
A pupil has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.
They have a learning difficulty or disability if they have:
- A significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age,
- A disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.
Special educational provision is additional to, or different from, that made generally for other children or young people of the same age by mainstream schools.
The four areas of Special Educational Needs as outlined in the SEND Code of Practice are:
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, emotional and mental health
Mrs. S. Gallafant holds the National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO)
Children and Young People’s Disability Register
What is the Children & Young People’s Disability Register?
The Children’s Act 1989 requires all local authorities to collect and retain a record of disabled/additional needs children in their areas.
What are the benefits of being included on the register?
It keeps parents, carers, disabled children and young people informed about what is available for them in and around Stockton-On-Tees. It helps us to map where disabled children live and map needs, which assists in better service planning. The record is not linked to any other register and will not affect entitlement to services or benefits. Being on the register does not automatically mean your child will be entitled to services.
Families Information Service, 16 Church Road, Stockton-On-Tees, and TS18 Telephone: (01642) 527225 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years.
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