SEN

At Park we believe that all children have the right to an education which allows them, as an individual, to flourish and thrive. Our school policies outline the commitment of the staff and governors of Park primary to ensure that equality of opportunity is available to all members of the school community.

For our school, this means not simply treating everybody the same, but understanding and tackling the different barriers, which could lead to unequal outcomes for the different groups of pupils in the school, together with celebrating and valuing the achievements and strengths of all members of the school community.

We believe that equality at our school should permeate all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of every member of the school and wider community. Every member of the school community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth. We endeavour to ensure that all should be able to access everything that the school has to offer regardless of individual needs. The school actively discourages any inappropriate language or behaviour displayed.

A child has a Special Educational Need if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. This is provision which is different from or additional to that which is normally available to pupils of the same age.

There are four broad areas of Special Educational Needs

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental difficulties
  • Sensory and/or physical needs

If you have concerns about your child, please speak to their class teacher or the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), who is Rebecca Hunt.

As part of the Children and Families Act 2013, Local Authorities are required to publish a ‘Local Offer’ which sets out support that is available for children and young people with SEN in the local area. Newham’s Local Offer is available on the Newham Website (or by clicking this link) and tells parents how to access services in their area and what to expect from these services. Alongside this, schools are required to publish information about their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEN.

Park Primary School’s Local Offer

SEND Information Report