Special Educational Needs
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
At St John's First School, we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities.
Code of Practice for Pupils with SEN and Disabilities
In September 2014, a new Code of Practice was launched for schools in England with regard to pupils with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities (SEND).
All schools are required to publish a ‘Local Offer’ setting out their SEND provision in clear, jargon-free terms. Our local offer comprises three key documents
A) Our school's annual SEN Information Report
B) Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy
C) Our Accessibility Plan
Links to each of these documents are available below.
Each school's Local Offer forms part of Dorset's Local Offer.
Click to go to Dorset's Family Information Directory.
Admission Arrangements for Pupils With SEND
Under the school’s admission arrangements, pupils with SEND are treated no less favourably than their peers without SEND.
Follow the link below to the school’s latest accessibility plan. The school buildings and grounds are designed to maximise access to all pupils, including those with disabilities.
We have redrafted our SEND Policy to align it with the new Code of Practice.
Our new policy can be viewed by clicking on the link below. The policy includes information about how the school prevents those pupils with SEND from being treated less favourably than pupils with no SEND.
Other Relevant Policies
Please click here to link to our policies page.
SEN Leader Contact Details
Our SENCo is Mrs Sarah Pond. To contact her please email firstname.lastname@example.org marking your email subject FAO SENCo.