Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Occasionally, children experience extra difficulty with their work, or other areas of progress and development. At William Read, specialist help is given according to the Special Educational Needs & Disability Code of Practice. Briefly, the Code of Practice is as follows:
Quality First Teaching is given to all pupils at William Read. Initial help is given by the class teacher who recognises pupils with learning difficulties or concerns. The class teacher will inform the parent/carer of any concerns.
If children still encounter difficulties, then the class teacher, in consultation with the parents/carers and the SENCO/Assistant Headteachers/Executive Headteacher will adopt and monitor a plan tailored specifically to the difficulties the children may be experiencing.
If the difficulties persist, then the school, again, in consultation with the parent/carers, may seek the advice/support from an outside agency such as an Educational Psychologist, Specialist Teacher, Education Welfare Service, Speech Therapist or Health Visitor. In addition to this a One Plan Meeting will be arranged for parents and school staff to monitor a pupils progress and clarify any support needed at home and school.
The Essex Local Offer is available to provide information and support on a variety of issues relating to SEND.
The Code of Practice 2014 states that there are four main areas which cover Special Educational Needs. These areas and their meanings are explained in the document below.