Special Educational Needs & Disability.
At Ashurst, we adopt a whole school approach to special educational needs and disability (SEND). All staff work to ensure inclusion of all pupils. The school is committed to ensuring that pupils with special educational needs can fulfill their potential and achieve optimal educational outcomes
" Everyone is welcome. All pupils feel included and part of the school. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive the support they need to succeed."
Special Educational Needs Coordinator
Mrs J O'Brien
Please contact me at school if you require further support or any information on 01744 678150
- Designated Governors: Lisa Manchester
- Designated Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO): Mrs J O’Brien
- Number of children on register (as of January 2022): 47
Ashurst Primary School policies include explicit reference to students with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities). The SEND policy is reviewed annually. The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2015 lies at the heart of the school’s SEND policy and sets out the processes and procedures that all organisations should follow to meet the needs of children with SEND.
Schools have a duty to report annually to all parents on the provision for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and the implementation of their Disability Equality Scheme.
The Local Offer
Under the new SEND code of practice, local authorities must publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. In setting out what they 'expect to be available', local authorities should include provision which they believe will actually be available.
The Local Offer has two key purposes:
- To provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it, and
- To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled young people and those with SEN, and service providers in its development and review
This is Our Local offer which sets out what provision and support is usually available at Ashurst Primary School for disabled children and children with SEN. You should be able to find most of the information you need, but please do not hesitate to call us if you have any further questions.
Delivering Better Value
St Helens is currently participating in the Delivering Better Value, (DBV) in SEND Programme. This programme is being facilitated by the DfE and the aim is to facilitate sustainable management of local authorities' high needs systems, with support and intervention tailored to the challenges areas are facing.
Please complete the survey's below if your child has an SEND.
Further information about the Delivering Better Value, (DBV) in SEND Programme can be found here: About - DBV in SEND
Year 6 Transition Support
If your child is due to transition to High School in September 2023 and you feel would benefit from more support around transitions due to their SEND, please see below.