All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.
Southmoor Academy aims to make appropriate provision for children recognised within the four broad areas of SEND need.
• Communication and interaction
• Cognition and learning
• Social, mental and emotional health difficulties.
• Sensory and or physical needs.
What is the Local Offer?
The Children and Families Bill will become enacted in 2014. From this date Local Authorities (LA) and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
The School Local Offer
This utilises the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by school policy and the provision that the school is able to provide.
More information about the local offer can be found on this page.