Special Educational Needs

Aylesham Primary School is committed to providing a high quality education for all children. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs or a disability have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life.

Our vision is to ensure that we improve the outcomes for children with Special Educational Needs through high quality provision that focuses on inclusive practice and removing barriers to learning. We have high aspirations and expectations for all children to enable them to make progress, achieve their best and become confident individuals living fulfilling lives.

SEN & D Code of Practice

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice provides schools and local authorities with statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to The Children and Families Act 2014.

The code explains the duties of schools and colleges to provide reasonable adjustments, auxiliary aids, services and support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities; it provides the basis for our work with all children with SEND at Aylesham Primary School.

If you require any further information, visit any of the links below.

DfE SEN & D Code of Practice

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25

DfE SEND Code of Practice, Parent guide

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

KCC Local Offer.

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs

The Children and Families Act 2014 requires the Local Authority and schools to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25.

The Local Authority refer to this as the ‘Local Offer’. The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will help parents and young people to understand the range of services and provision in the local area and contribute to a more equal partnership in planning for the needs of children with SEND.

SEND Information Report/SEND Policy

Schools utilise the Local Offer to determine how they will meet the needs of SEND pupils in accordance with the school policy and the provision available within that particular school. Information detailing the school’s approach to supporting children with SEND is detailed in the SEND information report/policy. The policy was developed to comply with the Code of Practice and can be found using the link below:

SEND Policy

SENCO

The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) at Aylesham Primary School is Mrs Alldis. If you have any concerns regarding your child's needs or would like the opportunity to discuss any aspect of their provision at school, please contact the school office who will be happy to arrange an appointment for you; alternatively, you can contact her via email senco@aylesham.kent.sch.uk