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SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES

As part of the Children and Families Act 2014, Local Authorities are required to publish a ‘Local Offer’ which sets out support that is available for children and
young people with SEN/D in the local area.

The Act aims to:

  • get education, health care and social care services working together
  • tell children, young people and their parents what they need to know about their disability or special educational needs
  • make sure children, young people and families know what help they can get when a child or young person has special educational needs or a disability
  • make sure that different organisations work together to help children and young people with special educational needs
  • give children and young people and their parents more say about the help they get
  • set up one overall assessment to look at what special help a child or young person needs with their education, and their health and social care needs, all at the same time
  • give a child or young person just one plan for meeting their educational, health and social care needs, which can run from birth to age 25 if councils agree that a young person needs more time to get ready for adulthood
  • make sure children, young people and their parents can choose some of the help they need
  • provide ways to help sort things out if a child or young person or their parent needs to appeal about the help they get.

Newham’s Local Offer is available on the Newham website, please click on the link.

Alongside this, schools are also required to publish information about their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for children with SEN/D.

Details below describe the arrangements we make that are ‘additional’ and ‘different’ for children across our Federation.

For more information about the SEN/D provision across the Federation please follow these links:

  • Information about how our schools are compliant with their duties under the Equalities Act 2010
  • Accessibility Plan
  • Pupil Premium allocation, how the funding is spent and the difference it has made
  • Behaviour, SEN and Disability provision policies

The following information outlines the support and provision all children can expect across the Federation. It details our ‘standard offer’ of teaching, learning and care, plus the additional provision which may be needed by some children, and specialist provision needed by a few children with more significant or complex needs.