Briar Hill Infant School
SEND and Inclusion
On average, about 20% of children need special help at some point in their schooling. This may be because of physical, learning or behavioural issues and may be long or short term. Needs are identified in several ways - from parents, outside agencies, teacher observations and diagnostic assessment.
Children with identified needs are included in a Special needs Register and a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) will be drawn up and reviewed three times each year. Most of the support given is within the classroom, but small groups and individuals may be withdrawn for focused support when it is thought appropriate.
We run lots of support groups for our pupils and we place a high priority on supporting positive mental health and well being as well as academic support. The value of parental support and its effect on the learning and development of children is recognised and we involve parents at all stages.
The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator across the Federation of Briar Hill and St Margarets schools is Mrs Ruth Beeston. If you have any questions regarding special educational needs and disabilities then please arrange to meet with Mrs Beeston. She can be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org or 01926 422834.
What is the Local Offer?
The Children and Families Bill became enacted in 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area. As such, our school produces an updated annual SEND report that incorporates the requirements of the Local Offer.