Special Education Needs and Disability Information Report – Policy and Practice

 At Churnet View Middle School we believe that:

  • All young people are valued and included regardless of abilities, needs and behaviours
  • All young people are entitled to a broad, balanced and enriching curriculum which adapts as appropriate to meet individual needs
  • All our teachers are teachers of students with special educational needs
  • All our students can learn and make progress
  • Effective assessment and provision for students with SEND will be secured in partnership with parent/carers, student, Local Authority and other partners
  • Maintaining students’ safety and wellbeing is central to their development

And our objectives are to:

  • Ensure that students at Churnet View Middle School with SEND achieve their full potential
  • Work in partnership with parents, teachers, Governors and appropriate agencies in the best interests of SEND students
  • Maintain the closest possible common policies and practice with institutions our students transfer to and from
  • Follow the national Code of Practice

What are Special Educational Needs?

A child or young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A learning difficulty or disability is a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age. Special educational provision means educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for others of the same age in a mainstream setting in England. Health care provision which educates or trains a child or young person is to be treated as special educational provision.