Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Our School policy complies with the SEN (Special Educational Needs) Code of Practice in supporting all children to achieve their full potential and progress. At Toynton, on identifying a child with special needs, our aim is to maximise their progress by providing the additional support needed through school resources and/or external agencies. This is carefully monitored by the Class Teacher and the SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) who will create a SEND report to enable them to achieve their set targets.
In accordance with the SEND 0-25 Code of Practice (2014), to find out more about the provision for SEND, Click on the Local Offer SEN and Disability link below. As necessary, our school will liaise with professionals such as Speech therapists, Physio and occupational therapists, social workers, charities (NSPCC) and parent Help organisations (Lincolnshire Information, Advice and Support Service, Surestart) who have experience in supporting both the child and their family.
To further support a child’s learning, advice can be sought from the school’s link Educational Psychologist who may recommend the application of an EHCP (Educational, Health and Care Plan). All staff, working alongside children with additional needs, will receive initial and ongoing training adapted to support the child. We are committed to supporting a successful transition from previous educational settings and when they move on from Toynton.
The school SENCo is Miss Rebecca Apps; contact via the school email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Children and Families Bill (2013) outlines the government's plans to require local authorities to publish information on services and provision across education, health and social care for children and young people aged 0 - 25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The purpose of a local offer is to enable parents and carers to see more clearly what services are available for children with SEND in their area and how to access them.
Since 2014, schools are required to publish information about services they provide for children with disabilities and Special Educational Needs. The intention is to offer choice and transparency for families. This is called the ‘local offer’