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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

 SEND policy 2020-2021

SEND Information report 2020-2021




The Children's and Families Act 2014 states that:

All children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they:

  • achieve their best
  • become confident individuals living fulfilling lives, and
  • make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training

Every school is required to identify and address the SEND of the pupils that they support: 

  • by using their best endeavours to make sure that a child with SEND gets the support they need – this means doing everything they can to meet children’s SEND
  • by ensuring that children and young people with SEND engage in the activities of the school alongside pupils who do not have SEND
  • by designating a teacher to be responsible for co-ordinating SEND provision – the SEND co-ordinator, or SENDCo.

Our Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo) are Mrs Emma Jenks.  Mrs Charlotte O'Leary (Lead teacher STS)

  • by informing parents when they are making special educational provision for a child
  • by preparing a SEND information report (see link above) and detailing their arrangements for the admission of disabled children, the steps being taken to prevent disabled children from being treated less favourably than others, the facilities provided to enable access to the school for disabled children and providing an accessibility plan showing how they plan to improve access progressively over time.

There should be a member of the governing body or a sub-committee with specific oversight of the school’s arrangements for SEN and disability. The governor with responsibility for SEND is Mr. Brian Shields. School leaders should regularly review how expertise and resources used to address SEN can be used to build the quality of whole-school provision as part of their approach to school improvement.

The identification of SEN should be built into the overall approach to monitoring the progress and development of all pupils.

Dunchurch Boughton C of E Junior School's  arrangements for assessing and identifying pupils as having SEND are set out as part of the Local Offer which can be accessed at