Special educational needs and disability (SEND)
To make sure that our provision meets the needs of each individual child, we take account of any special needs a child may have. We work to the requirements of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years (2015).
Our staff have been trained to use basic Makaton signing for all children. Signing, use of symbols and visual aids are used throughout the session.
What is the Local Offer?
Under the Children and Families Act 2014 each Local Authority was required to publish a Local Offer detailing what provision and services were available in their area for children and young people with SEND by the 1st September 2014. The Local Offer is a living and organic resource that will be developed over time with the assistance of our partners, parents and young people.
The Local Offer will:
Give you information about education, health and care services
Give you information about leisure activities and support groups
Hold all the information in one place
Be clear, comprehensive and accessible
Make service provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations
Be developed and reviewed with the service providers and service users
Who is it for?
The Local Offer is for:
Children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)
Children and young people from birth to 25 years
Their parents and carers
Practitioners and professionals
For further information, please visit http://www.essexlocaloffer.org.uk/what-essex-local-offer/