SEN and Disability Support
Everyone at Engaines takes great pride in the excellent work that is carried out with children who have Special Educational Needs and our policy is simply to identify those needs as early as possible and put in place the support that the child needs to help them overcome those problems. This approach, we believe, helps us to maintain our high standards.
Arrangements for Pupils with Special Educational Needs
The progress of each child is closely monitored by their class teacher from the first day in the Reception class until they move on to secondary school. If a child is considered to be under achieving or experiencing difficulty in copy with basic skills in reading, writing or number work, they will be offered learning support after consultation with parents. This support will be reviewed termly by the child’s class teacher, the learning support teacher and parents. In some instances, it may be necessary, after further consultation with parents, to refer a child to the Educational Psychologist and for the child to be statemented under the terms of the 1981 Education Act. The school can also arrange support for children and their families from other organisations.
Arrangements for Pupils with Medical Needs/Disabilities
Engaines has a policy of negotiating with parents on how the school can best support the individual medical needs of the child. This applies to short term, long-term or permanent requirements. If you feel that we can assist in the management of your child’s condition, please contact the school.
Click here to visit Sky Badger, a helpful website for Parents with Disabled Children.
Essex the Local Offer
Essex Local Offer (Extract from www.essexlocaloffer.org.uk)
What is the Local Offer?
The Local Offer is published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act 2014 and will be developed over time, with all partners involved in reviewing it.
The Local Offer will:
- Give you information about education, health and care services
- Give you information about leisure activities and support groups
- Hold all the information in one place
- Be clear, comprehensive and accessible
- Make service provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations
- Be developed and reviewed with the service providers and service users
Who is it for?
The Local Offer is for:
- Children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)
- Children and young people from birth to 25 years
- Their parents and carers
- Practitioners and professionals
How will it help me?
The Local offer will:
- Make it easier to find out what you need to know
- Help you to be less dependent on other people or word of mouth
- Help you find the nearest and most suitable services
- Help you to ask the rights questions
- Help you to provide feedback about what is needed, raise concerns or make a complaint.