Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND)
There are times when some children need additional support during their school life. Olney Infant Academy is an inclusive school which offers a range of additional provision to support children with various SEND: including social, communication and interaction needs, learning difficulties and physical needs.
We endeavour to identify promptly a child’s particular needs and respond appropriately to enable them to make progress alongside their peers.
A systematic approach is essential within school with processes in place to ensure support and continuity of provision and effective communication with parents. The Government’s new ‘SEND Code of Practice (2014)’ provides the framework for these processes. The school’s SEN Policy is being re-written in light of Government policy changes in the new Code of Practice.
Additionally the Local Authority has to produce a ‘Local Offer’ to communicate the authority’s provision for SEND, and all schools have to produce their own ‘Local Offer’ to communicate their provision.
Provision for pupils with SEND is co-ordinated by the school SENCo Mrs Debby Hollingsworth.