Special Education Needs

Special Education Needs

The Special Educaitonal Needs policy has been written by the Special Needs Co-ordinator in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team, Governors as well as all staff and parents of pupils with Special Educational Needs.

No child will be discriminated against on entry into school because of their individual needs.  Each child will have an equal right to admission to this school and then be given equal access to the National Curriculum as appropriate to their needs.  It is the school’s responsibility to provide access to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum.  This includes each component of the National Curriculum and RE, and all other aspects of school life.

A child is deemed to have special educational needs if they: -

Have significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of pupils of their age
Has a disability which either prevents or hinders them from making use of the educational facilities of a kind usually provided for pupils of their age.

All South Gloucestershire maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. Please see our Special Education Needs policy and the Local Offer which gives more information on how the school makes provision for children with specific individual needs.

The Local Offer in South Gloucestershire

The purpose of the Local Offer is to enable parents to find out more information about the services that are available in their area and how to access them.  The Local Offer will include provision from birth to 25, across education, health, social care and the voluntary sector.

To access the local offer website, click here

The Local Offer in School

The Local Offer gives more information on how the school makes provision for children with specific individual needs. Please click here

Complaints relating to Special Educational Needs

Complaints relating to the statutory assessment of a child's special educational needs should be directed to South Gloucestershire Council.  You can contact the Complaints and Freedom of Information Team on Tel: 01454 865924 or email: CAHFeedback@southglos.gov.uk

Any complaints about SEN provision should be addressed using the complaints procedure - please the school's policy.
Supportive Parents are now known as SEND and You (SAY).
We have an updated website –
HYPERLINK "http://www.sendandyou.org.uk" www.sendandyou.org.uk
We also have a new animation to promote our service. This can be found on the website or on Youtube -



South Glos Parent Carers
This is a local parent carer forum working to give a voice to parent/carer of children (aged 0-25) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.