What are special educational needs (SEN) and disability?
St Peter’s C of E Primary School is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education to all the children attending our school. We believe that all children, including those identified as having ‘special educational need's have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life. We believe that all children should be equally valued in school. We will strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe.
St Peter’s C of E Primary is committed to inclusion. Part of the school’s strategic planning for improvement is to develop cultures, policies and practices that include all learners.
We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities to learners who may have experienced previous difficulties. This does not mean that we will treat all learners in the same way, but that we will respond to learners in ways which take account of their varied life experiences and needs.
Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Redhead. She will work with the children, their families and external agencies to make sure the best provision is put in place for each child.
The Assistant SENDCo is Miss Phillips
She will work to ensure SEND provision is consistent across the school and will work supporting children families and staff supporting your child.
Please see our SEND Policy in the Policies section.
LOCAL OFFER - For information on what is offer in the Local area to support your child and you as a family, Click here or speak to the SENDCo for more.
All councils must publish a Local Offer. We must tell you what support is available for families of children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
Our Local Offer website is for:
- parents and carers
- children and young people
- practitioners and professionals
Watch this video to find out more:
Independent Advice, Support and Courses
Bristol Parent Carer forum Leaflet and links
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Guide to personal budgets
What is a personal budget?
A personal budget is an amount of money allocated by the council to deliver all or some of the services and support set out in your child's Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.
Parents or carers of a child or young person with a disability or special educational need (SEN) may be entitled to a personal budget following a referral and assessment.
It gives you more choice and control over the services that your child gets.
A child or a young person may have a personal budget from:
- social care
These can form part of an EHC plan or be standalone plans if no educational needs are identified.