Kings Nympton Primary School

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

It is the belief of the Governors and staff at Kings Nympton Primary School that we should strive to ensure that all pupils are able to achieve their individual potential regardless of race, religion, culture, gender or individual need. Our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) policy, click here, encourages and supports all members of staff to establish a positive and supportive whole school approach to the learning and progress of all pupils.

Aims of Special Educational Provision: The primary aim is to integrate pupils with SEND into the academic and social life of the school and to enable all pupils to work to their full potential. The school regards special educational needs pupils as those who have a learning difficulty giving rise to concern which calls for special educational needs provision to be made for him or her. A child has learning difficulties if he or she:

- has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children in the same age group

- has a disability that prevents or hinders the child making use of educational facilities of a kind provided for children of the same age group.

All pupils will be given equal opportunities to be identified as having a Special Educational Needs or Disability and will have equal rights to the access of any provision available. The arrangements for co-ordinating the educational provision for pupils with SEND is the responsibility of the Headteacher, Miss Rowena Hoare and there is also an identified school governor with responsibility for SEND; Mrs Debbie Lintin.

Please see our SEND Information Report, click here for detailed information on how our school implements our SEND Policy.

Devon County Council publishes information about what families can expect to be available for children and young people with SEND across education, health and social care services, this is called the Devon Local Offer. Devon County Council is committed to ensuring that all children and young people have a good start in life. Some children and young people have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and these differing needs mean varied levels of support may be required at different times. In Devon, Devon County Council believe that children and young people with SEND should have the expectation to be part of their local community and to be included and educated alongside their peers. We aim to provide a range of support and opportunities to enable this to happen and these can be described as the ‘local offer’. This sets out what you can expect to be available to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities aged 0-25 along with Devon’s approach and underlying principles. To find out more please click here

The Devon Information Advice and Support Service also provides support to parents of children with SEND and this can be found here. http://www.devonias.org.uk/