Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

At Rowlatts Mead Primary Academy we are committed to ensuring that all pupils (regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs) achieve their potential in all areas of the curriculum and socially, morally, spiritually and culturally. Our school vision ‘Together we succeed through challenge and enjoyment’ helps pupils recognise that that they can achieve their full potential and leave our school ready for the next stage of their life.

We aspire for all our pupils to make at least good progress, attain high academic achievement, become self-reliant and independent. Our curriculum is engaging, broad and creative giving pupils the opportunity to develop Resilience, Reciprocity, Reflectiveness and Resourcefulness.

We consider the good progress which pupils with AN/SEND make, to be a reflection of our effective and efficient strategies to identify pupils’ individual needs; deliver quality first teaching and implement successful intervention and support. We also ensure that all staff (both teaching and non-teaching) have access to appropriate and up to date training.

Changes to SEND

The changes in the Children and Families Bill affect the way children with special educational needs (SEN) are supported in schools. The new approach began in September 2014 and places pupils at the centre of planning. The key principles of the new legislation are:

  1. Young people and their families should be involved in discussions about the support they need, so they can share their knowledge and feed back to the school on the young person’s progress.
  2. Education, health and care plans (EHC) will replace statements of special educational needs. New assessments for additional educational needs will follow the EHC guidelines from September 2014. (Existing statements will remain in force until all children and young people have completed the transition, which will be within three years).
  3. School Action and School Action Plus will cease and be replaced by a single school-based category for children who need extra specialist support.

Find below our SEND report which gives detailed information about provision at school, SEND Policy and other useful information.

SEN Policy Sept 2022

DDA – Accessibility Plan 

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SEND information report 2022