WHAT ARE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS?
Definitions of special education needs taken from section 20 of the Children and Families Act 2014.
A child has special educational needs if he or she has learning difficulties that call for special educational provision to be made.
A child has learning difficulties if he or she:
Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age.
Has a disability which prevents or hinders the child from making use of educational facilities of a kind provided for children of the same age in other schools within the Local Authority.
Arboretum Primary School values the abilities and achievements of all its pupils, and is committed to providing each pupil with the best possible environment for learning.
THE SEND INFORMATION REPORT
The governing bodies of maintained schools and maintained nursery schools and the proprietors of academy schools must publish information on their websites about the implementation of the governing body’s or the proprietor’s policy for pupils with SEN.
See below for a link to our SEND Information Report which has been written within the context of the Governors’ aims and objectives, which they summarise in the mission statement. This report is part of the Derby City Council Local Offer for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
We have 2 SENDCOs in school, to co-ordinate the provision for our children:
Miss MacDonald supports EYFS and KS1 (covering for Mrs Quenby who is on maternity leave)
Miss Thornton supports KS2 (covering for Mrs Linnecor who is on maternity leave)
They can be contacted via the school office on 01332 291140, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DERBY CITY COUNCIL LOCAL OFFER
All local councils must publish their Local Offer detailing the provision available for children and young people who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or Disabilities between the ages of 0 and 25.
The Local Offer is available to everyone, including those without and Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.
The Local Offer can help you to find out more about the support and services that your child can get.
It will tell you:
• who to contact to find out more information
• how to contact them.
You can find the local offer on Derby City Council’s website:
For more information about how to get help and support your child, see "Special educational needs and disabilities: a guide for parents and carers".