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 Becket Primary School SEND Policy and “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’ – an on-line hub providing guidance and advice on services for 0-25 year olds 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)
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 has twice been awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark (2014 – 2017 and 2017-2020).
All staff are trained in The Thrive Approach which is a developmental, trauma-sensitive approach to meeting the emotional and social needs of all children. Two staff are trained as Licensed Thrive Practitioners; in addition, the SENDCo is a Thrive Family Course Leader.
Structure of Report
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: