At Lent Rise School, we aim to meet the needs of all pupils; recognising their individuality, regardless of ability, so that each child is encouraged in academic, social and physical growth. We recognise the right of all children to a broad, balanced, relevant and challenging curriculum which is appropriate to their abilities, talents and personal qualities. Each teacher is a teacher of every child including those with SEN.
Special educational provision means; educational provision which is additional too, or different from, the educational provision made generally for children of their age in school. At any point in their school life a child may have Special Educational Needs.
Under the Equality Act 2010 schools should have an Accessibility Plan.
The Equality Act 2010 replaced all existing equality legislation, including the Disability Discrimination Act. The effect of the law is the same as in the past, meaning that “schools cannot unlawfully discriminate against pupils because of sex, race, disability, religion or belief and sexual orientation”.
Lent Rise School is committed to reduce and eliminate barriers to access to the curriculum and to full participation in the school community for pupils, and prospective pupils, with a disability. The school provides all pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum, differentiated and adjusted to meet the needs of individual pupils and their preferred learning styles; and endorses the key principles in the National Curriculum 2014 framework.
Our Policy sets out our aims for how Lent Rise School will ensure every pupil is treated equally and no pupil is disadvantaged.
As a school we three main duties:
1. Not to treat disabled pupils less favourably
2. To make reasonable adjustments to avoid putting disabled pupils at a substantial disadvantage
3. To prepare accessibility strategies (Local Authority) and accessibility plans (schools) for increasing over time the accessibility of schools for disabled pupils.
The Children and Families Act 2014 section 3 has the following definitions of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. A child has Special Educational Needs or Disabilities if:
- he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her
- has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age
- has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream school
According to the Equality Act 2010 a person has a disability if:
- He or she has a physical or mental impairment
- The impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
Access to every classroom in the building is currently possible, including the main school hall, and there is a specially adapted toilet for those requiring increased access. The school continues to take account of the needs of pupils and visitors with physical difficulties and sensory impairments when planning and undertaking future improvements and refurbishments of the site and premises. When individual pupils with disabilities or special Educational Needs apply to join our school, the school will seek advice form the disabilities Specialist Teaching Service to ensure accessibility to the buildings and curriculum is in place before the pupil joins the school.
Please read our SEND policy for more information on how we support children with special educational or additional needs or disabilities.
If you would like to discuss your own child's needs please contact our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCO) Mr R Jenkins on 01628 662913 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Supporting children with Dyslexia – resources/activities for parents and children to try.
A great website full of resources to try at home:
Twinkle – currently free to join – click on “Children with SEND”
Multiple resources to print or download. You can create your own worksheets!
Advice and resources for parents of SEND children