- 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 the 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.
- Further information about Middlesbrough Council’s Local Offer can be found here.
- Parents can find further information on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in the DfE guide.
St Pius X RC Primary school is an inclusive school which ensures that all pupils achieve their potential personally, socially, emotionally and academically in all areas of the curriculum (regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs).
This document is intended to give you information regarding the ways in which we ensure we support all of our pupils, including those with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities), in order that they can realise their full potential.
It may not list every skill, resource and technique we employ in order to achieve this as these are continually developed and used to modify our provision to meet the changing requirements for individual pupils.
A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child od compulsory school age or young person has a learning difficulty it they:
- Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
- has a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.
At our most recent Ofsted Inspection it was commented that, “High quality care and effective specialist support ensure that pupils of all backgrounds, including the potentially vulnerable, can thrive and achieve well… Those with special educational needs do as well as their classmates, because they are given the right sort of help.