Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information
Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is Laura Hardman who can be contacted via the academy office on 01162519261
Fosse Mead Primary Academy is a place where everyone is valued and cared for as an individual and where children are at the centre of all we do.
At Fosse Mead Primary Academy, we will help your child achieve the best they can. We understand that many children need help or additional support at one point or another during their time at school. Some children will need support throughout their time at Fosse, others will only need support for a short time. The information on the pages linked below is to inform you of the types of support available for your child in school. It will help you understand who can help and how this support can be accessed.
What is SEND?
The Code of Practice 2014 states that:
‘A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.’
The Four broad areas of need identified within the SEN Code of Practice 2014 are:
- Communication and Interaction (e.g. speech articulation, stammering, speech and language delay, autism etc)
- Cognition and Learning (e.g. global learning difficulties, dyslexia, dyscalculia etc)
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (e.g. anxiety, depression, eating disorders, obsessive, compulsive disorder (OCD) etc)
- Sensory and Physical Needs (Visual impairment, hearing impairment, sensory needs (e.g. autism, dyspraxia, toileting issues, physical disability etc)
Local Offer – How Can The Local Offer Help?
We can help you find services for children and young people with SEND up to the age of 25. You can start finding services by searching on this website.
In addition to helping you find services, the Local Offer:
- Helps you understand what schools and service providers are required to do for SEND children and young people
- Helps the parents and carers of young people with SEND find support for themselves
- Clarifies who is responsible for services for SEND children and young people
- Gives you the information you need to ensure your SEND child can thrive
For more information, click here ‘Local Offer’
Types of SEND and examples of Provision offered at Fosse Mead Primary Academy
Types of SEND and Provision
Policies and Plans