Special Educational Needs
At Dane Royd Junior and Infant School we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school. In order to do this, many steps are taken to support them through their learning journey.
Quality first teaching is vital, however for some children, there are some occasions when further additional support is needed to help them achieve their targets. This support can be given through intervention programmes which are tailored specifically to suit the children's needs.
Children and Families Bill 2013
The Children and Families Bill takes forward the Coalition Government’s commitments to improve services for vulnerable children and support strong families. It underpins wider reforms to ensure that all children and young people can succeed, no matter what their background. The bill will reform the systems for adoption, looked after children, family justice and special educational needs.
The government is transforming the system for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN), including those who are disabled, so that services consistently support the best outcomes for them.
The bill will extend the SEN system from birth to 25, giving children, young people and their parents greater control and choice in decisions and ensuring needs are properly met. It takes forward the reform programme set out in 'Support and aspiration: a new approach to special education needs and disability - progress and next steps' including by:
•replacing old statements with a new birth- to-25 education, health and care plan
•offering families personal budgets
•improving cooperation between all the services that support children and their families, particularly requiring local authorities and health authorities to work together
What is the Local Offer?
The Local Offer was first introduced in the Green Paper (March 2011) as a local offer of all services to support disabled children and children with SEN and their families. This easy to understand information will set out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower-level SEN as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child.
To visit the Wakefield Council Local Offer website click on this link
Mrs White- SENCo
Mrs White can be contacted via the school office.