At Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School we are an inclusive School. We strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school. In order to do this many steps are taken to support them through their learning journey. Quality teaching is essential; however for some children there are occasions when further additional support may be needed to help them achieve and progress. There are many terms relating to Inclusion that are abbreviated which can lead to some confusion. Below is a glossary of the most used terms.
The Children and Families Bill commits to improving services for vulnerable children and supports families. It ensures that all children and young people can succeed, no matter what their background. The Bill extends the SEN system from birth to 25, giving children, young people and their parents/carers greater control and choice in decisions and ensuring needs are properly met. It takes forward the reform programme by:
• Replacing statements with a new birth- to-25 Education, Health and Care Plan, extending rights and protections to young people in further education and training and offering families personal budgets so that they have more control over the support they need;
• Improving cooperation between all the services that support children and their families and particularly requiring local authorities and health authorities to work together;
• Requiring local authorities to involve children, young people and parents in reviewing and developing provision for those with special educational needs and to publish a ‘local offer’ of support.
What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school? See table above.