SEN and Inclusion
At Cadbury Heath School our aim is to create an atmosphere of inclusion, encouragement, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all pupils and are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for every pupil regardless of their needs and abilities.
Mrs Slater is our dedicated SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator) here at Cadbury Heath. If you have any concerns about your child or their progress should make an appointment to speak to the class teacher and/or the SENDCO. Working together, we can ensure the provision is right for your child/children.
The document below outlines in more detailed the process of SEN within Cadbury Heath School.
The LA Local Offer
- The Children and Families Bill became law in June 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
- The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area. The South Gloucestershire local offer can be found on the website:
South Gloucestershire Local Offer
Cadbury Heath Primary School SEN Information Report
This utilises the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEN pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet. This document provides answers to a variety of questions parents have asked regarding what support our school can provide for your child. If you have a question that is not answered in our ‘SEN Information Report’, or require further information, please contact our special needs co-ordinator (SENCo) Mrs Antonia Slater at the school.
Other documents that may be of interest in this area are also shown below:
Support in and around South Gloucestershire:
southglos.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/care-and-support-children-families/local-offer– Local Authority information on support available and procedures
supportiveparents.org.uk – an independent organisation offering a free, confidential and impartial service to any parent who has a concern about their child’s education. Their aim is to provide you with all the information you need to understand the SEN process and improve your child’s education experience
Information & Support Line is 0117 989 7725. It is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am – 2pm during term time, and an answer phone at all other times
https://cchp.nhs.uk/cchp/what-cchp CCHP is a partnership led by Sirona care & health CIC working with Avon & Wiltshire Partnership Mental Health NHS TRust (AWP), Bristol Community Health CIC (BCH), University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), Barnardo’s and Off The Record as partners. Together we provide all of the community child health and child and adolescent mental health services for Bristol and South Gloucestershire. The service is called the Community Children’s Health Partnership (CCHP).
http://www.bournefamilyproject.org/index.html The Bourne Family Project provides a safe space where families and individuals can seek emotional, practical, social and, if requested, spiritual support.Our services include adult counselling, children’splay therapy and parenting courses.
Other National Websites
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers – A government guide to support parents of pupils with SEND
http://www.autism.org.uk/ – A link to the National Autistic Society and Autism Trust. This site provides support for families who have a child with ASD or ASD traits.
http://www.addiss.co.uk/ ADDISS (The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service) provide support and resources for parents who have a pupil with ADHD or ADD. They also have details of local support groups.
http://www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/ Provide support, assessments and tuition through national learning centres.
http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/ The Dyspraxia Foundation is a country wide charity that supports to inform and help parents who have children with Dyspraxia.
http://www.blindchildrenuk.org/ Formerly the National Blind Children’s society offering support for the family and child.
http://www.ndcs.org.uk/ The National Deaf Children’s Society can support parents with information and advice, resources, a helpline, making connections with other deaf parents and children, attending local events etc.
http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/ Support with Downs Syndrome
http://www.nads.org/ Support with Downs Syndrome
http://www.aptcoo.co.uk/ A charity helping to improve the lives of disabled children, young people and their families.