Special Educational Needs

What are we trying to do at Braywood

Our aims are:
  • To create an environment that meets the special educational needs of each child.
  • To enable all children to have full access to all elements of the school curriculum.
  • To ensure that the special educational needs of children are identified, assessed and provided for.
  • To make clear the expectations of all partners in the process.
  • To identify the roles and responsibilities of staff in providing for children’s special educational needs.
  • To ensure that parents are able to play their part in supporting their child’s education.
  • To ensure that our children have a voice in this process.
  • The ethos of the school is that every child has the opportunity to succeed. We are concerned with the uniqueness of each individual child and their capacity to develop in every aspect of school life.

Definition of Special Educational Needs

“Children have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty that calls for special educational provision to be made for them.” DFE

Children have a learning difficulty if they:

  • Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age.
  • Have a disability that prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local education authority.
  • Are under compulsory school age and fall within the definitions above or would so do if special educational provision was not made for them.
  • Children must not be regarded as having a learning difficulty solely because the language or form of language of their home is different from the language in which they will be taught.

At Braywood we adhere to the SEN Code of Practice which sets out guidance on policies and procedures aimed at enabling pupils with special educational needs to reach their full potential, to be included fully in their school communities and make a successful transition to adulthood. We are extremely proud of our record for successfully including children into our setting in order to meet their special educational needs.

Below is the Local Offer from the RBWM and from our school.