Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Policy
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Policy Overview
The School's policy fully reflects the new SEND Code of Practice (2014). It will be reviewed annually.
At Edith Neville Primary School, we support and value the abilities of all our pupils. We see them as individuals and aim to provide equal opportunities for every child in our care, within a safe and supportive learning environment. Children with special educational needs may require special or different provision to be made so that they can reach their full potential.
Edith Neville Primary School adopts a 'whole school approach' to special educational needs. All staff work to ensure inclusion of all pupils. The school is committed to ensuring that pupils with special educational needs can fulfil their potential and achieve optimal educational outcomes. We have high expectations of all our children and we want the children in our school to know that they are a valued part of our school community.
We are committed to inclusion within the school curriculum and actively encourage and support participation in all aspects of school life. Our policy ensures that curriculum planning and assessment for children with SEND takes account of the type and extent of the difficulty they experience. The school follows the national guidance on Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD), which is set out in the revised SEN Code of Practice (2014). It uses Camden LA guidance on identifying SEND and the government guidance on the definition of disabilities. We work very closely with parents and children to ensure that we take into account the child’s own views and aspirations and the parents’ experience of, and hopes for, their child. Parents are invited to be involved at every stage of planning and reviewing SEN provision for their child.
Equipment and Facilities to support children with SEND
Our school access plan sets out the accessibility of the school site. Our school has full disabled access. There are ramps at all utilised entrances and exits. Adaptations are made to the environment as and when they are required dependent on children’s needs and disabilities. Advice from specialist services is sought before adaptations are made.
It is always best to try to resolve concerns amicably and this is what invariably happens, either through the teacher or Inclusion Leader/SENCo. We make ourselves as accessible as possible and are always glad to chat informally at the end of the day. Alternatively, we are happy to make an appointment for a more formal meeting where parents/carers are welcome to bring a family member or a person acting as their advocate or translator if required. Translation is also provided by the school wherever possible. The school does have a formal procedure for making complaints. A copy can be obtained from the school office.
Local Authority Contacts
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) is funded by Camden Local Authority but is totally independent in terms of giving advice.
Information about SENDIASS can be found on the Camden Local Offer website:
The full SEND Policy is available here