Special Educational Needs Information Report

With the introduction of The Children and Families Act 2014, changes have been made to the way in which children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are supported.  The Government has listened to parents’ opinions of their experience of services and has introduced measures to bring about improvements.  From the 1st September, the new 0 – 25 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice sets out a more personal and better graduated response for supporting children with SEND.

More detailed information on the new Code of Practice can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers

We hope the following information explains how we provide additional support for children in Wickhambrook.  We work together to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities are continually evaluated and adapted to meet the needs of all the children in our care.

Our Local Offer

Wickhambrook Primary Academy works in close partnership with Suffolk County Council to support children with special educational needs. 

Suffolk’s Local Offer gives you clear, accessible and accurate information about the services available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Suffolk's Local Offer website holds information about education, health and care services, as well as leisure activities and support groups – all in one place.

The information available on the Local Offer website describes the support available to families, and all children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities.

This support includes:

  • universal services for example schools and GPs;
  • short-term support for children and young people with SEND who require additional support (in addition to what’s provided by universal services); and
  • specialist services for children and young people with SEND who need specific longer-term support.

To access the Suffolk Infolink for more information on the Local Offer click the link:

https://infolink.suffolk.gov.uk/kb5/suffolk/infolink/localoffer.page?localofferchannelnew=0

Our SENCO is Mrs Kerry Taylor