Special Education Needs
Reflecting the spirit of current reform, the Special Educaitonal Needs policy has been written by the Special Needs Co-ordinator in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team, Governors as well as all staff and parents of pupils with Special Educational Needs.
No child will be discriminated against on entry into school because of their individual needs. Each child will have an equal right to admission to this school and then be given equal access to the National Curriculum as appropriate to their needs. It is the school’s responsibility to provide access to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum. This includes each component of the National Curriculum and RE, and all other aspects of school life.
A child is deemed to have special educational needs if he/she: -
Has significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of pupils of his/her age
Has a disability which either prevents or hinders him/her from making use of the educational facilities of a kind usually provided for pupils of his/her age.
All South Gloucestershire maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. Please see our Special Education Needs policy and the Local Offer which gives more information on how the school makes provision for children with specific individual needs.