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.
We place a high priority on supporting positive mental health and well-being as well as academic support. We provide support groups for our pupils and the value of parental support and its effect on the learning and development of children is recognised and we involve parents at all stages. Children with identified needs are carefully supported and progress against small step targets are supported by the teaching team, pastoral care lead and SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator). If needed 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 Most of the support given is within the classroom, but small groups and individuals may be withdrawn for focused support when it is thought appropriate.
Our SENDCo is Mrs Beeston so if you have any questions regarding special educational needs and disabilities then please liaise her. Mrs Beeston can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or 01926 422834 in the first instance.
Please see below for some resources to use with your child whilst the school is closed.
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.