Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
All schools in Devon have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. Schools are required to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.
The four broad areas of need are:
1) Communication and Interaction
2) Cognition and Learning
3) Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
4) Sensory and Physical Needs
Devon Local Offer
The Children and Families Bill became enacted in 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs & 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. Find out more about Devon Local Authority's Local Offer:
The school SEND Information Report
This utilizes the Devon Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet.
Exwick Heights Offer
Your Child has Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. What can we at Exwick Heights Primary School offer you?
At Exwick Heights Primary School, we embrace the fact that every child is different, and, therefore, the educational needs of every child is different; this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.
Please see below for more information about the Local Offer from Exwick Heights Primary School and how we can support your child:
Further information and support services parents/carers can access in Devon:
Devon Local Offer Website: https://new.devon.gov.uk/send
Additional documents which we strongly recommend that you access:
If you have any questions regarding our SEND provision, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Cronin at the school.