Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

All children at our school, including those identified as having special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them. They are all equally valued and we strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in order to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe. 

We teach SEND children in our mainstream setting and they receive the same quality of teaching as non-SEND pupils and have equality of access to the curriculum. We comply with the expectations of the SEN Code of Practice and Disability Discrimination Act as shown in our SEND and Inclusion Policies.

We use different interventions and approaches to address specific areas of need and would look carefully at your child's individual needs when deciding how best to support your child.

Our school is committed to be fully inclusive.  We aim to develop a strong sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities to learners who may have experienced previous difficulties. We are committed to giving all our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards.

 

More Information

For our latest SEND Information Report, please click below

  SEND Information Report (Dec 2018)

For our latest SEND policy, please click below

  Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy (Jan 2017)

The school’s accessibility plan can be downloaded here:

   Accessibility Plan (Jan 2018)

SEND Complaints Procedure

As we always work closely with parents, consulting them regularly, it is hoped that complaints about SEND provision will be rare. However, should there be a complaint, the following procedure will be adopted:

  • Parents are encouraged to discuss the problem with the class teacher, together with the SENCO.
  • If the problem is not resolved, then the parents should make an appointment to discuss the problem with the Head teacher. If necessary, parents may complain to the Governors in writing. The complaints procedure is on the school website.
  • If the problem remains unresolved, the parents have the right to discuss their problems with an LA representative, with or without members of the school staff present. If appropriate the Derbyshire Information, Advice and Support Service for SEND can become involved to support the parents and give advice.

As a school we support the Local Offer made by Derbyshire Authority in relation to their commitment to delivery the Children and Families Bill 2014. More information on this can be found at:

www.derbyshiresendlocaloffer.org

Our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) is Miss N Marsh 

Email: senco@harpurhill.derbyshire.sch.uk