SEND

What is the Age Range of pupils at Willowbrook Mead3 to 11 years
Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)Mrs Susie Lee
Academy Councillor with responsibility for SENDMrs Anne Jones
Contact InfromationEmail (admin) [email protected]

Email (SENCo) [email protected]

Local Offer Webpage Linkhttps://www.leicester.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/special-educational-needs-sen/

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

Willowbrook Mead Primary Academy is proud to be an inclusive school, valuing the individuality of all children. We are committed to giving all our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We do this by taking account of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high expectations of all our children. The achievements, attitudes and well being of all our children matter and are celebrated. This section shares the policies and practices that we have in place to ensure these aspirations become apparent.

What is SEND?

The Code of Practice 2014 states that:

‘A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.’

The Four broad areas of need identified within the SEN Code of Practice 2014 are:

What support services are available?

The SEND Information, Advice and Support Service offers independent advice and support to parents and carers of all children and young people with SEND. The nearest service can be located via https://sendiassleicester.org.uk/

The telephone number for the Leicester service is 0116 482 0870

  • Parents and carers can also appeal to the Government’s SEND tribunal if you disagree with the Local Authorities decisions about your child’s special educational needs. You can also appeal to the tribunal if the school or council has discriminated against your disabled child. Information on this process is available here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/appeal-a-send-tribunal-decision-send20

How Can The Local Offer Help?

We can help you find services for children and young people with SEND up to the age of 25. You can start finding services by searching on this website.
In addition to helping you find services, the Local Offer:

  • – Helps you understand what schools and service providers are required to do for SEND children and young people
  • – Helps the parents and carers of young people with SEND find support for themselves
  • – Clarifies who is responsible for services for SEND children and young people
  • – Gives you the information you need to ensure your SEND child can thrive

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