SEN Information Report - Sybourn Primary School.

Glossary of frequently used SEN abbreviations:

Autistic Spectrum Disorder
 Hearing Impairment
Statement stage of the SEN Code of Practice
Common Assessment Framework  Health Visitor Speech and Language Therapist.
 CAMHS  LAC SEN Code of Practise
Child and Adolescent Meantal Health Service. Looked after Children  The legal document that sets out the requirements for SEN.
Child in Need
Mild Learning Difficulty Special Educational Needs
Child Protection National Curriculum Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities.
English as an Additional Language National Health Service Specific Learning Difficulties
Education, Health, Care Plan Occupational Therapist Visual Impairment
Educational Psychologist Physical Difficulty  

Sybourn Primary is a mainstream academy school where we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school. In order to do this many steps are taken to support them through their learning journey. This report uses the Local Authority (LA) Local Offer available to view at  to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs in Sybourn Primary. 

Quality teaching is vital: however for some children there are occasions when additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets.

Current Special Educational Needs (SEN) Information

Children and Families Bill 2014

The Children and Families Bill takes forward the Coalition Government’s commitments to improve services for vulnerable children and support strong families. It underpins wider reforms to ensure that all children and young people can succeed, no matter what their background. The Bill reforms the systems for adoption, looked after children, family justice and special educational needs.

The Government is transforming the system for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN), including those who are disabled, so that services consistently support the best outcomes for them. The Bill extends the SEN system from birth to 25, giving children, young people and their parents/carers greater control and choice in decisions and ensuring needs are properly met. It has taken forward the reform programme that was set out in Governments Green Paper (2011) ‘Support and Aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability’:

Implementing this process will mean:

Ø  statements and learning difficulty assessments will gradually be replaced with a new birth- to-25 Education, Health and Care Plan, which extends the rights and protections to young people in further education and training and offers families personal budgets so that they have more control over the support they need

Ø  improving cooperation between all the services that support children and their families and particularly requiring local authorities and health authorities to work together

Ø   local authorities will involve children, young people and parents in reviewing and developing provision for those with special educational needs and to publish a ‘local offer’ of support

What is the Local Offer?

The Local Offer was first introduced in the Green Paper (March 2011) as a local offer of all services available to support disabled children and children with SEN and their families. This information sets out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower-level SEN as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child.”

What does it do?

The Local Offer provides parents/carers with information about how to access services in their area, and what they can expect from those services. With regard to Education, it lets parents/ carers and young people know how school and colleges will support them, and what they can expect across their local settings. The Local Offer Steering Group developed a number of questions for schools, and had trialled them with a small number of settings.

 These questions (please see below) were devised in consultation with parents/carers and other agencies, which reflected their concerns and interests. Agencies, schools and colleges now have to provide information to parents and carers  through an ‘SEN Information Report’ to enable them to make decisions about how to best support their child’s needs.

Relevant Contacts and where to find further information

  • If you require any further help or advice about Special Educational Needs, please contact either:
  • Nicola de la Salle – Assistant Head – Inclusion - 0208539 4110                               
  • Susan Ingram – Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) - 0208539 4110


Relevant Links

Frequently Asked Questions

who are the best people to talk to in this school about my childs difficulties
Who are the other people providing services to children with an SEN in this school?

How could my child get help in school
How are the teachers in school helped to work with children with an SEN and what training do they have
 What are the different types of support available How will we measure the progress of your child in school
 How will we support your child with identified special needs starting at school What support do we have for you as a parent of a child with an SEN
 How can I let the school know I am concerned about my child’s progress in school? How have we made this school accessible to children with SEN? (Including after school clubs etc.)
 How will the school let me know if they have any concerns about my child’s learning in school TRANSITION POLICY
 How is extra support allocated to children and how do they move between the different levels How we will support your child when they are leaving this school