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Additional needs at Kender

There could be a time in a child’s life when extra help is needed. It is Kender’s policy, if a child is identified as having a special educational need, to give further help using the school’s resources. Regular discussions are held between parents and school, it is important that plans can be made together to resolve difficulties. Experts from outside school, including the Educational Psychologist, Speech & Language Therapist and the Local Authority’s Behaviour Team may also be asked for their advice.

If you feel your child will need such support, please discuss your concerns with the Inclusion Manager who co-ordinates all the work on learning support.

All Lewisham Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.
The four broad ‘areas of need’ are

  1. Communication and Interaction
  2. Cognition and Learning
  3. Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
  4. Sensory and Physical Needs.

Introduction

All Lewisham Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.
The four broad ‘areas of need’ are
Communication and Interaction
Cognition and Learning
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
Sensory and Physical Needs.


What is the Local Offer?

The LA Local Offer

The Children and Families Bill became enacted in 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.

The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.

Please visit: local.offer@lewisham.gov.uk​

The School SEN Information Report

This utilises the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet. This is reviewed yearly.
 
What does Kender Primary School offer for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities?At Kender Primary School, we embrace the fact that every child is different, and, therefore, the educational needs of every child are different; this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs.

Please see appendix for more information about the Local Offer from Kender Primary School and how we can support your child.