Statutory SEND Information
At Bedfont Primary we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.
We believe that all children have the entitlement to learning experiences which will enable them to achieve their maximum potential in terms of their social, emotional and academic development. We teach all of our children that ‘Fair isn’t equal, fair is when everyone gets what they need.’
The Special Education Needs or Disability (SEND) Information Report below may be of use to you if your child has (or you think they may have) SEND. The definition of Special Educational Needs or Disability is:
A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.
A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions
SEND Code of Practice 2015
Under the SEND Code of Practice four broad areas of need are given:
- Communication and Interaction
- Cognition and Learning
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health
However, pupils’ needs may change and often cut across two or more of these areas.
In addition, The Local Authority has produced a Local Offer which sets out what’s ordinarily available in mainstream schools within Hounslow and what provision we are expected to offer.
Further information is also available on Hounslow Local Authority’s SEN Local Offer webpage
Parents with children with special educational needs or disabilities are welcome to visit our school. Our two SENCOs Mrs Swasbrook and Mrs Ward are always available to discuss concerns or worries that parents have. Please make an appointment through the school office
Information about Special Educational Needs
Governing bodies of mainstream schools have the following legal duties under the Children and Families Act 2014.
- cooperate with the local authority in developing the local offer;
- ensure the school produce and publish online its School SEN Information Report in accordance with section 69 of the Children and Families Act 2014;
- ensure the school has arrangements in place to support children with medical conditions (section 100 Children and Families Act 2014)