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SEND Information Report Introduction


This SEND Information Report describes Becket Primary’s “offer” for children with SEN. SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and/or Disability.

Please also refer to the leaflet “A Parents’/Carers’ Guide to Special Educational Needs at Becket Primary School” which summarises our “offer”.

Please also refer to the Derby City Council’s ‘Local Offer’ which provides a wide range of information about what support services for children with special educational needs and disabilities are available in Derby. This can be found at www.derby.gov.uk/sendlocaloffer

The Code of Practice 2014 states that:

“A student has SEND where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision that is different from or additional to that normally available to children and young people of the same age.”

Approximately one in five children will have a SEND at some time during their school career. This means they may have difficulty with:

  • Reading, writing, spelling, mathematics
  • A speech or communication need. They might be struggling to make themselves understood (expressive language) or to understand others (receptive language)
  • Organising themselves
  • Coordination
  • Sensory perception, sensory processing or physical mobility
  • Managing their behaviour
  • Making friends and/or relating to adults

These difficulties cause barriers to learning. Having a child with SEND can be worrying. At Becket we believe strongly that parents and carers have as much information as possible.


At Becket Primary School we aim to:

  •        Ensure a whole school approach
  •        Meet the needs of the whole child
  •        Remove barriers to learning
  •        Raise pupil self-esteem
  •        Build pupil confidence
  •        Develop pupil independence
  •        Provide a relevant tailored curriculum where necessary
  •        Work closely with parents and/or carers

Becket “continues to be good…School values embody the high-quality nurture and support which lie at the heart of your school. This ensures that your pupils feel cared for and provides a strong platform upon which to build for their future success. Your school is a very caring school, where pupils feel safe and every aspect of their personal development and welfare is given a high priority…Pupils clearly enjoy learning and speak with confidence and enthusiasm about how teachers make lessons interesting.” OFSTED, 2017.

In 2014, Becket Primary School was awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark. Our work in inclusion is again being externally re-assessed in October 2017.


This SEND Information Report is divided into 6 sections.

Section 1 explains what is meant by the Graduated Approach and Quality First Teaching which all children can access, including children who are Looked After by the Local Authority.

Sections 2-5 explain how at Becket, we meet the needs of children within the 4 areas of SEND:

Section 6 comprises Frequently Asked Questions.

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