SEND

At St Peters C of E Junior school we believe that everyone is of equal value: that all students have a right to equal opportunity and full access to the National Curriculum.
 
We will endeavour to assist all of our children in gaining support that they need to fulfil their potential.
 
Our provision takes into account our legal responsibilities, the regulations, code of practices and guidelines available, ensuring we comply where appropriate. 
 
Our SENDCo is Mrs. N. Bailey
The areas of need covered include:
  • Communication and Interaction: children with speech, language, communication and social interaction needs.
  • Cognition and Learning: children who have difficulty in learning.
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties: children with mental health issues, who have difficulty managing their emotions and feelings, or their behaviour.
  • Sensory and / or Physical: children with additional sensory, for example Multi sensory Impairment (MSI) or physical needs, including Visual Impairment (VI).
We are conscious that an individual child can have a range of needs that do not simply fall into the headings above, but could span across them. In ensuring we seek to meet those needs we work as a team, with the child, parents / carers and other specialists. This approach builds a network of support.

Procedure for expressing concerns and making formal complaints about the support provided by St. Peter’s Junior School for your child if they have Special Educational Needs.(SEN)

We believe that St. Peter’s Junior School continuously aspires to deliver outstanding education for all of our children regardless of any SEN or disability. We work very hard to build positive relationships with all involved in our school community. However, the Academy is obliged to have procedures in place in case there are complaints about the support provided for a child who has Special Educational Needs.

If you have a concern about the support your child is receiving in school we strongly encourage you to make an appointment with your child’s class teacher to discuss this concern. If you feel your concern has not been resolved please do make an appointment with Mrs Bailey (SENDCO) who will endeavour to support you.

If, after liaison with the school, you still feel dissatisfied with the support your child is receiving you may choose to make a formal complaint.

If you would like to make a complaint we would refer you to our school complaints policy, which outlines the complaints process.

The Accessibility Plan for St Peter’s C of E Junior school is in accordance with the planning duty in the Disability and Discrimination Act 1995 and then in accordance with the guidance issued by the DfE in 2002 in the document ‘Accessible Schools: 'Planning to increase access to schools for disabled pupils’.
The key objectives are:
  • To reduce or eliminate barriers to access to the curriculum
  • To be able to fully participate in the school community for pupils, prospective pupils with a disability.
St Peter’s C of E Junior school has a range of specialist SEN facilities in place. 
These are:
  • Wheelchair access
  • Assistive Technology
  • Medical Room
 
The Local Offer is available here at our Local Authority websitewith details of what is available in the area you live in for your child.
 
The Local Offer will include information about health and social care services, education, leisure activities and support groups in the area for children and young people aged 0 to 25 with SEND and their families.
 
The Department for Education’s SEN Code of Practice and regulations outlines the range of information to be included in the local offer.