In April 2013, the Government made changes to the way that funding is provided to schools. While they affect how schools provide for pupils, the funding changes did not change the legal responsibilities of schools and local authorities for children with special educational needs (SEN). The Government also made changes to the SEN system. The changes, set out in the Children and Families Bill, came into place in September 2014. Schools must "use their best endeavours" for children with SEN and they must "have regard to" the SEN Code of Practice. This means that they must follow it unless they can show that something else would work better. In addition, Ofsted will check on how well children with SEN are learning and how much progress they are making.
Our school SENCO is Mrs Sarah Briggs. Our school dedicated SEN Governor is Mrs Hannah Hogg. Please see our dedicated Safeguarding page to access our current SEN policy, a copy of the school's Single Equality Policy and the school's Complaints Policy.
We are committed to the equality of opportunity and the provision of the highest standard of education for all our pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We are fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010.
Special Educational Needs Provision
SEN provision is anything that is provided to meet a child's SEN that is 'additional to or different from' provision made for all children. At Sale & Davys we have the following provision:
Derbyshire Local Offer
Derbyshire Local Offer gives information on support and services provided for families. It also has information about the new processes for children with special needs and disabilities. Please click here to go to their website for more information.