Mrs Lucy Linkins is our SENCO.
Contact Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please view our SEND Policy and SEND annual report below.
A link to the Kent SEN Local Offer, can be found here.
The definition of SEN in the new SEND Code of Practice (2014):
"A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.
A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
- Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
- Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions."
We aim to identify any children with a Special Educational Need (SEN) early and make sure that we tailor the curriculum and provision to meet their needs. This always starts in the classroom with differentiation and strategies to support learning, but may also involve interventions outside of the classroom if deemed appropriate. As a school, we can always access external support to make sure that we are putting in place all strategies and support that is needed for learning.
We work in partnership with parents/carers to make sure that children are happy in school and are achieving the very best that they can. Our partnership with parents is key in making sure that the parental voice is hard and that home and school and working in the best interests of the children.
All admissions to the school go through the standard admissions criteria. Where a child has a Special Educational Need or Education, Health and Care Plan a discussion is had with the SENCo to ensure that all supporting factors are considered and in place before the child starts at school.