At Luddenham School we recognise that every child is a unique individual. Our mission statement is "Every Child Can Achieve."
With this in mind it is our responsibility to ensure that every child in our school truly matters and reaches their full potential.
Your child will be helped and encouraged to achieve to the best of their ability and their achievements will be celebrated.
They will learn to make choices, be responsible for their own actions, be polite, to be co - operative, to get along with others and to care for the environment in which we live and learn.
Mrs Blaxill is our SENCO can can be contacted via the office on 01795 532061 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Blaxill is responsible for the operation of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Policy and co-ordination of specific provision made to support individual children with SEND. She works with staff to monitor the child’s progress and plan further interventions where progress is slower than expected. She regularly has contact with a wide range of external agencies that are able to give more specialised advice.
As not all needs are identified through the study of attainment data, Mrs Blaxill has deployed multiple documents all with the aim of identify the needs of children as early as possible so as to better support them.
Other responsibilities can be seen in the new Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. Please be aware that this is the most current Code of Practice which the Department for Education have launched in June 2014. If you have any concerns regarding SEN matters do not hesitate to discuss these with Mrs Blaxill.
How does Luddenham know if a child needs extra help?
We know when children need help if:
Not all of these are enough to suggest that a child has Special Educational Needs, which is this is never a decision made in isolation and wherever possible in a way which involves the school, the parents, and the child.
What should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?
If you have concerns then please contact your child’s class teacher first. It might be that they have already acknowledged this and be engaging in class based / lower level support. If this is evidenced as not meeting the need of the child, they will then liaise with the appropriate staff and will keep you updated.
Special Education Needs - Kent Local Offer
What is the Local Offer?
The Local Offer was first introduced in the Green Paper (March 2011) as a local offer of all services available to support disabled children and children with SEN and their families. This easy to understand information will set out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower-level SEN as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child. Parents can find this information on the following the link at the bottom of this page.
What will it do?
The Kent framework will allow the Local Offer to provide parents/carers with information about how to access services in their area, and what they can expect from those services. With regard to Education, it will let parents/ carers and young people know how school and colleges will support them, and what they can expect across the local settings. During the last year, the Local Offer Steering Group has developed questions for schools, and trialed them with a small number of settings.
There are 14 questions, devised in consultation with parents/carers and other agencies, which reflect their concerns and interests. These will be answered by agencies, schools and colleges to provide information to parents and carers to enable them to make decisions about how to best support their child’s needs.
Please find attached the following documents that are Luddenhams response to the Local Offer.