SEN Information and Policies
The information on this page should be read in conjunction with the following documents:
Children and young people have a wide range of skills and needs. We value this diversity and recognise the benefits to all in having an inclusive education system.
We will make sure that at Middlethorpe Primary Academy we respond to the needs of individual children and work to ensure that we provide the opportunity for all children and young people to be fully included.
What is SEND?
SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability) is defined in the Code of Practice as children having a learning difficulty or disability that calls for special educational provision to be made for them.
Children have a learning difficulty if they:
- Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age.
- Have a disability that prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local authority.
- Are under compulsory school age and fall within the definitions above or would so do if special educational provision was not made for them.
The role of the SENCO in mainstream primary schools
The SEN Coordinator (SENCO) responsibilities may include:
- Overseeing the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEN policy
- Coordinating provision for children with special educational needs
- Liaising with and advising fellow teachers
- Managing learning support assistants
- Overseeing the records of all children with special educational needs
- Liaising with parents of children with special educational needs
- Contributing to the in-service training of staff
- Liaising with external agencies including the Learning and Cognition Team, Educational psychology services, health and social services, and voluntary bodies.
All doors into the school building and into each classroom are accessible to wheelchairs. The school is all on one level which makes it accessible for all pupils. For more information you can download our Accessibility Policy.
The Local Offer
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Local Offer
From September 2014 local authorities transformed the way they offer to help and support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). North East Lincolnshire Council must provide a Local Offer where parents, children and young people aged 0 to 25 years can easily search and access information about specialist and targeted services or activities. You can find out more about North East Lincolnshire Council’s Local Offer by following the link below:
If you require any further information or have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the academy.
SENCo – Sue Storr
Tel: 01472 698185